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Slave People or Free People – the real referendum choice

11 April 2016

In our revolutionary century a monarch was overthrown in 1649, a republic was tried out until 1660 when it was abandoned in favour of a restored monarchy, then the monarch was overthrown again in 1688 and parliamentary democracy established. The great writers of that era, such as John Milton, James Harrington and Algernon Sidney, interpreted… [Read More]


Lord Owen: Eurozone is heading for ‘bust or federalism’

7 April 2016

Lord Owen, the former foreign secretary, warned today that the eurozone was on the path to ‘bust or federalism’. Speaking to the cross-party think tank Civitas, he said the single currency had rendered the EU ‘dysfunctional’ with consequences for everything the bloc does. Lord Owen, who was for many years a strong supporter of the… [Read More]


Let overseas investors sink their cash into the housing we really need

6 April 2016

The Panama Papers add a sinister new twist to an issue that has been blighting the London property market for years, and required action long before now. Thanks to The Guardian’s disclosures about Mossack Fonseca’s clients, we now have a clearer picture of some of the individuals behind the more than £170bn worth of UK… [Read More]


The BMA have raised the stakes with their newest strike proposals

24 March 2016

The British Medical Association have taken an extremely bold move in deciding to hold two full walk outs for the first time over new junior doctor contracts; these are in addition to an already planned 48 hour strike on the 6th of April. The two more severe strikes are scheduled for the 26th and 27th… [Read More]


What the Chancellor’s proposed sugar tax means for the NHS

17 March 2016

The Chancellor’s budget announcement concerning the introduction of a sugar tax has, as expected, brought both elation and dismay to interested lobbying groups. Most people are now familiar with the arguments from both for and against parties. Advocates claim the tax will reduce the consumption of sugar, save our children from obesity, and reduce the incidence of associated diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular… [Read More]


Ever Greater Freedom For the Peoples of Europe

29 February 2016

Our referendum has awakened the people of Europe and there is already talk of a demand for referendums in other EU member states. It has rattled the ruling class in Brussels who are calling it a contagion that could spread. For them, it seems, an outbreak of freedom and democracy is a kind of disease.… [Read More]


Profound economic shock or profound opportunistic exaggeration

27 February 2016

George Osborne claimed yesterday that leaving the EU would cause a ‘profound economic shock’. And yet the London stock market rose in the week after the referendum was announced. ‘In my judgement as chancellor leaving the EU would represent a profound economic shock for our country, for all of us and I’m going to do… [Read More]


Will the EU be spiteful if we leave?

26 February 2016

Will the 27 other EU members be spiteful towards us if we leave? According to the Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, if we leave the EU the other 27 ‘will interpret a leave decision as two fingers from the UK, and we can expect precisely the same in return’. Mr Hammond plainly thinks that Brussels officials… [Read More]


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