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Huzzah for the voluntary sector!

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Hurrah, civil society is not dead! It warms one’s heart to know that there is still a great deal of compassion and get up and go amongst the British public. Just over six years ago an economic catastrophe of the kind not seen since the 1930’s sent us spiralling into a major recession. We are…

Do not stop being angry: Ashya King and the Parental State

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The sinister interference of the British state into family life grows ever more contemptible. Such notions as an Englishman’s home being his castle, the right to privacy and , yes, the right of a family to freely choose what is best for their child are privileges made of dust that crumble on closer inspection. This…

The Causes of the Cost of Living Crisis

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The present Cost of Living Crisis isn’t only a tragedy for many, it is the rallying cry of the left who use it to re-label long-standing concerns about “inequality” and to demand unearned legislated pay rises. Ownership of this issue is an electoral battleground. Labour have taken the territory first, UKIP have expressed an intention…

Video: The Origin of the First World War

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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…

The NHS should not be the only option for the middle class

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Guido is covering punch and counterpunch in a party political puppet show involving Cameron, Harriet Harman and Ed Milliband. Cameron is trying to make Labour look like a silly high-tax party (while not exactly promising to be a sensible low tax one). Harman, perhaps cleverly, seeks to justify progressive taxation and side step the argument…

Amazon is one of the best tools we have

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I’m beginning to feel like Amazon is one of the best tools we have for changing the world. Hear me out. I’ve been self-publishing for about a year and watching how the community of Amazon creators work together and function. I’ve been impressed by the way so many writers, editors and designers help each other…

The Kochs say a lot about the Libertarian Movement

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Recently Charles Koch wrote an editorial in the Wall Street Journal. Here one of the worlds most recognised businessmen outlined his vision for a better society. The Koch brothers (David & Charles) and their involvement in politics makes them some of the most controversial figures in contemporary America. For many, the Kochs are the very…

“FREEDOM!” A Modern Manifesto of Liberty

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On the Fourth of July, 2013, a former soldier and Republican congressional candidate filmed himself loading a shotgun on Freedom Plaza, in Washington DC. “We will not be silent. We will not obey. We will not allow our government to destroy our humanity,” he said into the camera as he loaded the weapon with live…