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What headline would you use for this article on lifestyle illnesses?

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A BBC article on lifestyle related illnesses caught my eye today, ‘Illnesses associated with lifestyle cost the NHS £11bn’. The article mentions the real health problems of type 2 diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), both illness that are significantly related to individuals’ lifestyle choices, including diet, smoking, alcohol and exercise. Freeport, a once…

Staines sells out Snowdon?

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The successful Westminster news blog founded by libertarian old-hand and pamphleteer Paul Staines has carried a paid-post portraying reliable lifestyle-libertarian Chris Snowdon as a blood sucking vampire. The no-holds-barred attack comes across laughably as it attempts to trick us into a misprounciation and paint Snowdon as paid shill for gambling interests: Christopher “Silly Count” Snowdon…

Independent misrepresents complex picture, empowering hatred

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Sir Articles such as “Tory Leave campaigner denies Brexit caused hate crime” perpetuate a negative stereotype of Leave voters which misses essential complexity and let’s down the vulnerable minorities your paper rightly defends. For example, the libertarians I represent were split over EU membership. Despite the wide-spread harm of immigration controls a majority, uncomfortable under…

“Sexual Microaggressions”: Yes Means No

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In an article for Fusion, feminist writer Lux Alptraum recalls her harrowing tales of sexual escapades, revealing how time after excruciating time, her encounters with men left her feeling violated and, despite having consented to the encounter, considering her subsequent regret over consenting a valid reason to put her male partners in the same moral…

Sour taste over sugary treats

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This week, a group of schoolchildren were invited to the Welsh Assembly to discuss the sugar tax. They chatted, debated, and came to the conclusion that the only way that they, and other children, could be protected from tooth decay and diabetes was by enforcing the tax. Now, it’s great to see children being encouraged…

Jonathan Isaby leaves TPA to lead up BrexitCentral

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Many of you will know and love the work of the Tax Payers Alliance. Today they have announced they are to be loosing their head Jonathon Isaby who will work at a new Matthew Elliot project titled BrexitCentral. For the TPA, Andrew Allum writes: Jonathan leaves the TPA in an extremely strong position. Under his…

Absurd Venezuela

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In my last post, I laid before you the current state of Venezuela, the misery imposed on its people by a socialist government which has yet to answer for the atrocities being inflicted on millions. Absurdities like “Coca-Cola ceases production in Venezuela due to sugar shortage”, “Gigantic beer crisis in Venezuela” and “McDonald’s takes Big…

Pound’s Fate Was Inevitable

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Far from Brexit causing the termination of the UK economy the changes in the value of the pound were inevitable and do not represent a disaster, says the Guardian: Sterling had to fall, regardless of the EU referendum – with such a big trade gap, it was inevitable Brexit or no Brexit, it has been…

Interpreting the Russell Square attack

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There are some interesting aspects to the attack on Russell Square. For example, I am strongly sympathetic to the idea that someone who barely lived in an Islamic culture, spending their time in Norway and the UK instead is not a person I would naturally assume to have acted ideologically, however, I do not –…

Terror in London: What is going wrong?

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Now that the recent rise in “mental illness” related attacks has reached the UK, with Wednesday’s stabbing incident in Russell Square, so have the cries of “what’s wrong with the world?” But “the world” didn’t commit any of these attacks; individuals did. And these individuals all share an ideology which, when followed consistently, results in…