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Ignorant Andy Burnham just insulted 700 NHS staff

by ExxCeeWorking, as I do, in a political environment, you are exposed to a multitude of mangled ministerial speeches and botched press appearances every day. You almost become desensitized to the ridiculous drivel that some of them spurt out on a daily basis – but, once in a while, something catches your eye that makes…

Alex has come a long long way

It’s been a while since we last caught up with Alex Ellis-Roswell. His long walk around the UK coastal paths continues. We’ll find out how far he’s come as we catch up with his updates. Lewinnick Lodge is a restaurant and B&B. It seems like a nice place to stop for breakfast. It must have…

Why is the National Health Service in crisis?

I’ve been discussing the NHS A&E issue that’s been in the news of late with the medically knowledgeable and NHS-aware members of my family and thought you might be interested in their background information, so have written it up while the conversations are still fairly fresh in my mind. I summarise, then give my own…

Fear of Immigration is Socialism’s fault

Something set Andy Bolton off on an epic Twitter rant: The persistence of the 'all our problems are due to immigration' meme has blighted our society for generations. EDL/BNP/BF/UKIP are not new. — Andy Bolton (@andybolton) November 13, 2014 Even the rise of the National Front in the 1970s wasn't new: it was an echo…

WE will build the roads! Implementing a stateless society

Andy Bolton joined us on September 4th to share his view on how libertarians can act to change the world around them. Andy’s written notes follow: As you may know I’ve spoken here before on the topic of ‘the road to liberty needs a strategy’, albeit  briefly thanks to Simon. This evening I’d like to elaborate…

Your Russian history homework

Michael Jennings writes: I am giving a talk at a Libertarian Home meeting at the Rose and Crown pub in Southwark this Thursday evening the 2nd of October. (All welcome. Please come). The initial motivation for this talk was to attempt to shed some light on the causes of the current war in Ukraine. When I thought…

Video: The Origin of the First World War

It is difficult to understate the awfulness of the First World War. It lasted four years, killed 10 million people and saw the birth of a totalitarian communist regime. Something like 5 million Britons served on the Western Front. There they experienced trenches, mud, barbed wire and shelling at a minimum. Others would have experienced…

Station Theta: Gamma by Jeremy Wells

The little river of condensation that ran down the side of his glass symbolised everything that was on his mind. Movement, life, health and happiness, clinging to the side of a glass of CO2 cooled Spitfire ale. The beer was brewed by War Recreationists in the coastal region of Kent, a spec upon a spec…

Rosie by Jay Begrims

A hovercar buzzed by outside. Steve glanced at the window, blinked twice, and the windows went into one-way blackout mode. He still wrestled with his decision not to leave the window in this mode permanently – but he was old-fashioned at heart and felt that if he could see out, other people should be able…