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Three Reasons why The Uber Decision Is a Disaster

Transport for London’s decision to stop Uber from operating has received widespread criticism. The vast majority of people do seem to recognise that TFL’s choice was a fundamentally bad one. So far a petition to overturn the ruling has attracted over 600,000 signatures. Much has been said about the Uber ban so here are the top…

Quacks and Snobs: Brtain’s response to the Grenfell fire

Almost two weeks have passed since the tragic event in Kensington that has taken many lives and left even more unaccounted for. Since the fire engulfed the 24 storey tower block in a wealthy area of West London there has been little in the way of sober and sensible reaction to the calamity. It has…

What to do against terror?

Another terrorist attack in London. The third one in the England this year. Needless to say that this is horrible for the few individuals who, against the odds, actually got caught up in it. They really were very unlucky. Terrorism looks big on TV, but even in a year like this, it is in reality…

Election 2017: Back to Basics?

This year was supposed to be the ‘Brexit election’ with the issue of the EU dominating every campaign leaflet, TV debate and radio interview. Rather surprisingly Brexit has taken a backseat to more routine issues of debate such as the economy and health care. In the run up to this election pollsters and pundits alike…

Britain Is Not Fit For Purpose.

Britain desperately needs investment. Several news stories have emerged recently that highlight this important issue. Hospitals It is often said that the NHS is the closest thing the UK has to a national religion. If this is the case then we are in the middle of a deep spiritual emergency. Many hospitals are struggling and…

Brexit: sipping from the poisoned chalice

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

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

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

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

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…