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The Bond Bubble Has Burst

I am calling it. What we are seeing in the markets right now is the start of the next big financial crisis. The huge bubble in government debt has begun to burst. It took a few years, but investors have finally realized that western governments in general, and the US in particular, are trapped in…

Let’s apply the free markert to farming

I must stress that there was farming in the UK well before the creation of the EU. There have been long-established trading relations all over the world particularly within the commonwealth . It sounds blistering obvious, but it is worth iterating this point as some articles published sound as though we would be left without…

Goodbye Grid Girls

Last week the Professional Darts Association got rid of the ‘walk on girls’ that accompany the players onto the Oche. Today the F1 are getting rid of the ‘grid girls’ that have become an integral feature of F1 racing for as long as I can remember. As somebody who does not really follow sports I…

Like Mother Like Daughter

A graph published in this weeks edition of The Economist shows how a woman’s earning power is impacted by having children. It turns out that there is a strong correlation between the amount of income a woman loses by having children and the earnings her mother lost by starting a family. For example, if a mother…

The Alexander Adamescu case at Frontline Club

The following text was received by email late yesterday evening from Brian Micklethwait. Below is the invite I received, which I now pass on to you, to a public meeting which  will be happening Wednesday 24th January. I very much hope that you will at least consider attending this event, despite the short notice.  At…

LPUK Conference 2018

It is a freezing cold January afternoon. The setting is a brightly lit subterranean hall, the ridiculously baroque design of the room makes the place look like an upmarket nightclub. But people are not here to dance they are here to the UK Libertarian Party Conference. The LPUK has had an unexpected burst of energy in…

The State Does Not Protect Children

This week it emerged that a family in California had held their children captive and tortured them. The disturbing case of the Turpin children, dubbed the ‘shackled siblings’ by the media is truly horrifying. The fact that parents could treat their children in such an appalling way should send shivers up our spines. The state…

Workers of the Ward Unite!

Modern British trade unions are sorry institutions. They overwhelmingly represent degree educated public sector workers and are led by career radicals rather than respected professionals. The number of employees in Trade Unions today is well below the 13 million peak in 1979. This was not always the case.  In the mid-19th-century organisations like the Amalgamated…

NHS Number One Issue in Britain

A recent poll by YouGov suggests that the NHS is now the biggest concern for people in Britain. This is not surprising, our healthcare is in a truly desperate state. Waiting times are long, quality of service is bad and patients often end up paying for medicine themselves. The NHS has become a cause celebre…

Game Over for White Men?

“Welcome ladies and remaining gentlemen.” “It’s 2018 and marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment finally isn’t.” “For the male nominees in the room tonight, this is the first time in three months it won’t be terrifying to hear your name read out loud.” “For too long, women have not been heard or believed if…