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...
The much heralded NHS Track and Trace Service apparently came into service on Thursday. But what help to you and I can it really be? Throughout the Lockdown, the Government and the Police have sought to encourage friends, families and neighbours to dob each other in. 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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
After a delay that brought new meaning to the term ‘a pregnant pause’, Dominic Cummings rolled into view over half an hour late to deliver a Statement that had basically put the UK on pause. In a diatribe that raised possibly more questions than...
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...

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Biden vs Big Tech

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Often defined as the ‘Big Five’ companies of Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, Facebook and Microsoft, the...

Schools Must Reopen And Unions Must Stop Interfering

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Yesterday, it came to light that a Labour peer, Lord Hendy QC, had written a...

Why I Still Believe In America

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I’m accused regularly of being an American stooge, superfan, or patsy; or, to use the...

The Backbencher questions the Prime Minister on the Market Access Commitment

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Last week we looked at a brief introduction to UK Internal Market white paper, so...

The Backbencher questions the Prime Minister on the UK Internal Market

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With MPs now on summer recess, all may seem quiet on the Westminster scene. There...

Change Our Laws If You Must, But Not Our Culture

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I cannot remember how many conversations I have now had with people about whether or...

Broken Britain: The Border Skirmish that Threatens the Fragile Union

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In the same way as a man being repeatedly punched in the face eventually no...

There’s Nothing New About Boris’ New Deal

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The penny hasn’t dropped for many that we are about to go over the edge...