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...
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...
To try and prevent the complete collapse of the British economy after COVID, the government has, quite rightly, spent hundreds of billions of pounds on propping up businesses and preserving jobs. No doubt as lockdown measures continue to harm commerce across the country, the government will be...
The gap between the rhetoric and the policy of “Global Britain” was widened this week as The Department for International Trade announced Britain’s new Tariff regime. The change sees the abolition of so-called “nuisance tariffs” (those of 2% or less) and the reduction to zero of...

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