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What you thought of the Causes of the Cost of Living Crisis debate

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Thanks everyone who came on Thursday. It was a fun, if exhausting experience, hosting an event like this, but I think managed to pull of a great evening. I’m particularly grateful for the speakers who brought their best arguments along for us to hear. All of the speakers delivered their arguments clearly and concisely and demonstrated deep insight in…

Tackling the cost of living – is UKIP getting it right?

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This is about the Institute of Economic Affairs event at the Ukip conference, the speakers were: Tim Aker MEP, Head of UKIP’s Policy Unit Mark Littlewood, Director General, IEA (Chair) Tim Montgomerie, Columnist, The Times Patrick O’Flynn MEP, UKIP Economic Spokesman Christopher Snowdon, Director of Lifestyle Economics, IEA Steven Woolfe MEP, UKIP Financial Affairs Spokesman With the…

Cost of Living Panelist: Yaron Brook

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One year ago, I was stood in a corridor outside the LSE’s Old Theatre. A member of staff tapped me on the shoulder and said “excuse me, are you leaving with the speaker?”. Having met earlier that day we had discussed going over to the London Ayn Rand Meetup that evening, but Yaron had been…

Cost of Living Crisis Debate: Final Speakers List!

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I’m delighted to be able to confirm the final speaker line up for The Causes of the Cost of Living Debate. We have a hugely diverse panel of white males from the left and right, including progressives, Objectivists, parliamentarians, bloggers, academics and activists. I am expecting an interesting clash of opinions on each of the…

Non-violent extremists for liberty

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Hey, have you heard of the internet? Our prime minister and his secretary, Theresa, sure have, and they’re keen to crack down on and get tough with the non-violent extremists on there who are opposed to democracy. Whether or not this is good policy, one thing is certain: in an ideal world this would mean…

Cameron woos the press, but has he won our trust?

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Conference season has been rather dramatic this year; there has been ups, downs, surprises and passion. The Conservative Party conference has sprung one last surprise on us. It started so badly, but now all the talk is of fortunes being turned around. Paranoid Tories spent Sunday looking for the purple menace underneath tables and behind…

#UkipConf14: conclusion – the insurgency is reinvigorated

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As the Conservative Party gets into full swing after a shaky start, here are my concluding thoughts on the Ukip conference… Saturday at the Ukip conference. On entering the hall I was immediately struck by the difference in atmosphere. There was a lot less hustle and bustle, fewer people, less noise and less energy in…

Your Russian history homework

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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…

Mark Reckless defects to Ukip: read his statement

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Nigel Farage surprised the conference hall when he suddenly cut his speech short by twenty minutes and said “I think i’ve sadi enough” before introudiving a “special guest”, none other than Tory MP Mark Reckless who announced his intention to resign and stand for a by-election as a Ukip MP. This defection is a heavier…