If anything is going to take your mind off Dominic Cummings and a global pandemic, a reminder that humanity can still annihilate itself the old fashioned way should do it. Ukraine Following its annexation of Crimea in 2014, Russia has been engaged in a multi-faceted campaign of undermining and delegitimising...
Tensions between mainland China and Hong Kong are spiralling out of control. Towards the tail end of last year, the Chinese government supressed with disproportionate vigour the pro-autonomy protests. The protests died down slightly since then but there has been a continuation of the independence movement until now. Thursday marked...
Every Thursday for the past weeks up and down this country, we have clapped for the people saving lives and working around the clock to keep society running amidst one of the biggest crises this country has ever faced. This clapping hasn’t just recognised those working tirelessly amid the...
At every election, it appears that discussion develops on the matter of devolution from centralised government, predominantly of England from London-centric parliaments; understandable, considering the sheer economic differences across the nation. This argument takes on another perspective when we consider the devolved parliaments of Scotland, Wales and the more recently resumed Northern Ireland Assembly, enabling...
It is always fascinating to see Conservatives fail to fully grasp the consequences of socialised medicine. On the one hand, they are perfectly happy to put up with high income taxes and VAT to fund what is generally considered to be a world class healthcare system. But on the...
To understand the implications and magnitude of China’s decision to back the new “Hong Kong Security Legislation”, one must first understand the historical tensions that are at play in the region, especially those that underpin the relationship between Hong Kong and China. Hong Kong had been under British rule at the height of British...
We're often told by the left that we require the overwhelming state to provide nearly every public service in society. We simply cannot survive without the government - it is impossible and the retreat of the state in all its mighty glory will automatically equal yet another child in...
Boris Johnson is, frankly, very ill-suited to dealing with this pandemic. He is the epitome of a good-time Prime Minister, but has proven incapable of effectively leading the ship through this most troubling of storms. At some point in every government, positive character traits become negative ones, off-the-cuff becomes...
When the Cummings story broke on Saturday morning, the media and country were understandably in uproar. The sheer arrogance and hypocrisy of one of the political ‘elites’ paying such blatant disregard to the isolation and social distancing government guidelines - that he undoubtedly helped to craft - outraged huge swathes...
As will come as a shock to absolutely nobody, something undignified happened on Twitter this week. Normally, an unfortunate exchange on that 280 character at a time hellscape inhabited primarily by weirdo cat girls, oddities with anime profile pictures, and blokes with more chins than they will ever have dates...

Political Comment

Is it time to separate Church and State?

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For many, separating Church and State seems like common sense, and in the UK, such constitutional reforms...

The sweet, sweet irony of the EU-AstraZeneca vaccine row

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This week, the EU apparently signalled a major departure from its previously held dogma on free markets,...

Four Successful Regulations That Show Real Bite from the UK Gambling Commission

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is one of those regulatory bodies that often gets it in the...

An Ode to America Lost

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In the early afternoon of the 7th January 2021, a salmagundi of thugs, conspiracy theorists and neo-nazis,...

Be Kind… Or Else!

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It’s December 2019 and Caroline Flack tweeted: “If you can be anything, be kind.” By February 2020,...

Trump has lost the battle but is winning the war

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As I write this, the outcome of the 2020 US presidential election is not yet fully known....

A Response to Gerald Warner

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Earlier this month Gerald Warner explained on the Reaction website why Joe Biden’s candidacy for the US...

How Much Attention Should Political Bettors Pay to Social Media?

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Social media has influenced our lives in ways we can’t even fathom, but never does it seem...