In 1985, US President Ronald Reagan travelled to Geneva to meet Mikhail Gorbachev, leader of the communist Soviet Union. After years of anti-communist rhetoric and pressure on the Soviets, the two heads of state met to begin a process of reducing political tensions that would end the Cold War....
It has been announced recently that the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has made medicinal cannabis legal for prescription in the UK. Announcing the decision, Mr Javid explained that the current position on medical cannabis was “not satisfactory,” citing recent cases involving children as the reason why medical cannabis could...
‘The time, it is to be hoped, is gone by when any defence would be necessary of the “Liberty of the Press”. So wrote John Stuart Mill in On Liberty over a century and a half ago. The circumstances today may be somewhat different to when Mill published his most...
I have previously written about my own personal ‘journey out of Corbynism’, the experience of slowly but surely losing faith in the man who currently leads Her Majesty’s opposition. I thought I had comprehensively described the mental processes that this involved, but following this week’s downright ugly episode -...
At the end of last month I did an interview with Chloe Westley, Campaign Manager at the TaxPayers' Alliance (one of Britain's biggest advocates for free markets and limited Government) who also used to work for the successful "Vote Leave" Brexit campaign. We discussed just how dangerous Corbyn is...
Lots of political activists like to style themselves, justly or unjustly, as revolutionaries. The term has a certain cache, denoting an excitement that advocates of gradualism or the status quo struggle to obtain. But few are as truly revolutionary as the transhumanists. Communists, libertarians, anarchists and religious fundamentalists all...
With the meeting at Chequers apparently over, with some sort of agreement reached, we can only wait and see the response from the Backbenchers and EU. The noise from business appears positive at least, but i have a feeling not all within the cabinet it what it appears: but...
Last month I spoke to Daniel Sugarman, a journalist for the Jewish Chronicle, by email about anti-Semitism in the UK and particularly within the British Labour Party. I thought Daniel's comments were very interesting so, with his permission, we're publishing the full unedited interview below. Of particular interest in...
Earlier this week I interviewed journalist and author Jamie Bartlett, who specialises on the impact of modern technology on our society and the associated subject of radical political movements. In his most recent book "The People Vs Tech: How the Internet is Killing Democracy" Bartlett argues that modern technology...
President Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy. From the minute he launched his presidential campaign with 'we need to build a wall across the United States/Mexico border', the news has been dominated by him. These days, you can hardly sneeze without reading a headline about what Trump has...

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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...