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So what’s going on in Venezuela?

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In the past 2 weeks Venezuela has been hitting the news with worrying updates about how the current Maduro regime has allowed its population to descend slowly and painfully into a situation of chaos, starvation and violence. The self-declared Bolivarian government is a continuation of Chavez’s policies and has long term plans to transform the…

Reasons to hate (and love) capitalism

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Many of the people that I associate with love the ideas of free market capitalism. Whether free market capitalism has ever existed and whether it could exist is another article. This article is about why its easy for many people to hate capitalism. When chatting with libertarians, one tends to be lulled into a false sense of “all…

Opening Speech at #LHBLF

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Hello everyone. We put tickets for this event on sale just six weeks ago. It feels like next to no time to reach and gather an audience for what you are doing. But you came, which is great. I’d especially like to thank the people who came who are not the usual sort of person…

No mayoral candidate deserves our vote

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Today’s election is one that can’t help but be disappointing. Not one of the candidates is worth my vote, especially not the two leading candidates – Labour’s leftwing candidate, Sadiq Khan, who nominated the neo-communist, anti-capitalist, totalitarian apologetic Jeremy Corbyn to be Labour leader; and the “Conservative” leftwing Green candidate, Zac Goldsmith, who has spent…

Benevolent Laissez Faire

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The centre-ground continues to march to the left on issues of tax. Since UKUncut began bullying and intimidating retail employees, large corporate employers have been forced to cancel tax-planning measures and raise their tax-bills and help avoid “austerity-cuts”. We have seen the expectations of tax-recipients and their professional advocates rise. It is no longer merely…

The Panama Papers Tell Us Nothing and We Have No Solutions

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What exactly do the Panama Papers tell us? Nothing, absolutely nothing. There is nothing surprising in the Panama Papers at all. The Guardian have made a good job of the whole shock horror, class war, what about the poor millenials thing, but ultimately there is very little to say. Is anyone surprised that wealthy people…

Options for Port Talbot

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Tata Steel (part of Tata Group– an Indian multinational conglomerate) has decided to sell its entire business in the UK, threatening thousands of British jobs. The reason why we’re here is because we just cannot compete with China, causing Tata Steel to lose £1 million a day. According to a recent article by the BBC,…

Panama Papers – An Attack on Liberty

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The Panama Papers are a gigantic leak of 2.6 Terabytes that is making the news all over the globe at the moment. We have not heart much about who the person behind the leak is, nor have we heart a lot of politicians condemning the theft and publication of this data. This is quite a…

Police Incident on my doorstep

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BECKENHAM: I was on my way to Starbucks to focus on job hunting and was waved away from my favoured route up Croydon Road by an officer wielding a long rifle. I am somewhat desensitized to long weapons on show in central London so it took a while for this to sink in. I spoke…