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Brexit: sipping from the poisoned chalice

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The referendum has exposed the divisions in our society and the rottenness of the political system. It’s as if an earthquake just took place. We are now surveying the damage. The structures of the political world are still standing, but some are unsafe to enter – their foundations have been shaken, their facades are cracked.…

Informal Drinks, Libertarian Home Meetup Thursday 5th May

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As many of you will be aware Simon has been very busy organising the Benevolent Laissez Faire conference. Also a group of Fascists… sorry I mean the Police… have booked our usual spot at the Two Chairmen in Westminster. As a result we’ve decided to revert back to an Old Skool meetup of just drinks…

The Crime the Baby Boomers Actually Committed

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In typical fashion Brendan O’Neill has taken it upon himself to once again prick the bubble of Generation Y moaners. This time in relation to their gripes with the Baby Boomers and all their ‘wealth’… To see how entrenched historical amnesia has become, consider this remark made by a member of Generation Y, those born…

The Fresh Labour Leader

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The coverage of the Labour leadership contest has been exhausting to follow. After a whole summer of hyperbole and grandstanding I felt almost obliged to follow the minute by minute coverage, concerning a group of people that I had nothing in common with; representing a party that I would never vote for. The wild eyed…

Passing thoughts on the Human Rights Act

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Considering the traditional protections against the state that the individual has enjoyed in this country, I would mention off the top of my head; the right to a jury trial; the presumption of innocence; habeas corpus; the right to remain silent; the protection against double jeopardy; the right to self-defence. I ask you; which of…

The European Arrest Warrant: a useful tool (for a tyrant)

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The erosion of liberty continues apace. Watching it happen over time is like observing the crumbling white cliffs growing ever weaker as the waves crash into them. It is generally a gradual, continuous process but eventually comes the moment when a great chunk crumbles into the sea and is washed utterly away. Today is such…

The government wins phoney European Arrest Warrant vote

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On the 9th July David Cameron boasted that the Government had “just achieved the greatest ever return of powers to the UK” from the European Union. Unfortunately, our Prime Minister often resembles an oily salesman as he routinely misrepresents the truth for short term political gain. The pledge to hold a referendum on the Lisbon…

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…