Policy

A Libertarian Party must have a libertarian manifesto. A document explaining what libertarians would do with their five years in power.

The FED is Trapped

The long anticipated 17th September deadline came. A lot of people thought that this would be the most important date of the year. The FED suggested that on this day they might finally start raising rates from its 0-0.25% range, by 25 basis points. And unfortunately, many people still take this committee of central planners…

When NHS charges come, please do it the right way.

I was pleased to see this briefing from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy examining NHS health finances. The NHS’s own Five Year Forward View, despite its retro 60s communist sounding title, is honest enough to identify a £30billion funding gap from now until 2021, leaving £21bn in ‘efficiency savings’ to make. The…

Soviet Migration Chaos

In many ways, Europe seems to be in a crises at the moment. Economic problems of some EU states, most importantly Greece have been constantly in the news over the past few years and no end is in side. The people in charge to manage the crises are our completely clueless politicians. They have identified…

Is Auntie Really On Her Death Bed?

There are few institutions in British society so loved as the BBC. It is surprising then, that culture secretary John Whittingdale has had the audacity to present to parliament a green paper outlining potential changes in the future scale and scope of the BBC. The organisation is undoubtedly the relic of a bygone era, especially…

Opportunities in purity

The designers of Formula 1 motor cars are well-known for being good at the very peculiar job of making the fastest possible car within a set of constraints designed to slow them down. This is because they do not focus upon the constraint but focus instead on finding something they can do to make the…

The last patient

‘Sir we’ve found him!’ Sir Winston Johnston Roxville’s hearing, at the age of 72, was as good as it was at 27, yet the only thing he could think to say at that exact moment was, ‘Pardon?’ ‘The last patient, we’ve found him!’ exclaimed Jenkins, the parliamentary undersecretary for the NHS. Sir Roxville stood from…

Three Reasons Why Neutralism Is The Best Foreign Policy

One of the attractive features of capitalism is that those in political power will actually do more for their people when they do less. The idea of a centrally planned economy where everything from price to distribution is determined by the government may have noble goals for committing to such a social arrangement but ultimately…

12 libertarian policy statements

I find myself thinking, once again, in terms of leaflets. In particular I had an idea to produce a postcard with policy statements on the writable side. Check boxes might invite the owner to tick the boxes they agree with and share and compare what they ticked with other people. On the glossy side? Something eye…

The Common Agricultural Policy – a costly protectionist racket

‘The Common Agricultural Policy forces consumers to pay ‘two or three times more for food than we would pay without the policy’ – Dalia Grybauskaite, EU budget commissioner  “The way to build lasting economic growth [in Africa] is for Europe to end the CAP“ -Sir Digby Jones, former Chairman, CBI. The Common Agricultural Policy is…