A fine and rigorously argued post by John Ward over at The Slog challenges the latest incarnation of left wing Utopian orthdoxy, The Spirit Level. Going back over a hundred years before the CIA was ever imagined, Jeremy Bentham proposed – without the benefit of any data – exactly that truthful empiricism of balance: ‘the […]
Remember those heady days….ooh….about a month ago when the Coalition came up with a cracking wheeze to make us feel that they actually represent us and that our vote means something? Remember the ‘Programme for Government’? Well, with what some might think is indecent haste (surely they can’t have prepared the answers before launching the […]
From Douglas Carswell…. I fear the notion of the Coalition as Whig radicalism re-born, or as Edmund Burke dot com, which really would change Britain, might not have made it into this evening’s script. So, the BBC is still trying to find a distempered right wing Tory to attack the Coalition. So much for impartiality.
Daniel Hannan is perfectly entitled to continue as a Member of the European “Parliament”, despite the fact that is a body whose legitimacy and sovereignty he questions. He is, after all, only following the time-honoured custom of champions of liberty like Charles Stewart Parnell, but one can’t help but wonder which audience he thinks he’s […]
Another stiletto between the shoulder blades of democracy from iDave as he talks up Turkey’s membership of the EU. He compared hostility to the membership bid in some parts of the EU with the way the UK’s entry was once regarded. Trust me, Dave, the UK’s entry into the EU is still regarded with hostility, […]
….Birmingham Ladywood, Peckham, Shoreditch, Manchester Central, Liverpool Riverside…. How do we save our most depressed inner city regions? By encouraging inward private sector investment and making it easier for companies to function, giving schools and teachers the flexibility to make their own decisions, and improving services and civic pride by introducing commercial rigour into moribund, […]