The tension between the local and the national is not a recent development in human affairs. Independence movements throughout history stem from this tension. It led to the Confederacy seceding from the United States of America, the Republic of Ireland breaking away from the United Kingdom, and the United Kingdom voting for Brexit. Despite, or … Continue reading Homage to Catalonia
The Old Etonian Jacob Rees-Mogg, MP for North East Somerset, topped a poll run by ConservativeHome this week for future Conservative Party leaders. Over recent months Mogg has gathered a following on social media amongst young activists seeking to combat the rise of Jeremy Corbyn’s brand of socialism. ConHome, however, is a “safe seat” of … Continue reading The Great British Class-Off
Last month the Labour MP Sarah Champion did something that British liberalism used to do best: she spoke out. In an article for The Sun, Champion claimed that ‘British Pakistani men are raping and exploiting white girls’ by citing an independent report (confirmed by a government report) which connected 1,400 child sexual exploitation cases in … Continue reading Labour Has a Problem With Facts.
The BBC was cloaked in controversy this week after the salaries of its presenters paid £150,000 or more were made public. Not only were the sums a shock for their amount (they reach up to £2.2 million), but also because they revealed the disparity between the rates at which female and male presenters were paid. … Continue reading Only Fools and Horses
Imagine this: as the Brexit negotiations reach a stalemate within the first hours of battle, David Davis bangs his fist on the table, looks Michel Barnier directly in the eye and says: ‘You are infringing upon our rights as Europeans!’ The Confederacy of the United States, the Republic of Ireland and even current designs for … Continue reading In order to declare independence, Britain must declare allegiance
The ash-strewn debris of a faulty and ignored monolith now marks a dark stain on the London skyline. Not far away the bloodshed from two consecutive terror attacks has permanently stained our streets and its citizens. In Manchester parents and relatives will forever mourn the loss of innocence, and across the country the things which … Continue reading More in Common?
The idea that a Christian leader in the UK feels uncomfortable expressing their religious beliefs marks a significant moment in our history. Can you imagine the press targeting Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher (or even that Liberal titan William Gladstone) for their belief in the Word? Of course not. I always liked Tim Farron because he … Continue reading Tim Farron’s resignation marks the Triumph of Illiberalism