In Defence of Liberty

Driven by data; ridden with liberty.

What happened in Scotland?

Restoring Labour’s position in Scotland will be one of the principal challenges set to their new leader, set to be elected soon. It is instructive to consider how various interpretations … Continue reading

August 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Link to the Past 19/08/2015

Apologies, as this is a week late. I have been busy, and unable to update this blog as regularly as I like. Articles Tony Blair (Guardian): Even if you hate … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Inquiry in Motion

In a widely-shared article entitled Government proposes inquiry into moving to a ‘pay NHS’, Open Democracy describe a supposedly surreptitious plot to institute user charges into the National Health Service … Continue reading

August 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Responding to a UKIP Redditor

Meanwhile, on the UKIP sub-reddit [1], a supporter has said that my article about UKIP was “weak” and an “attack”, whilst quoting its photo caption. In this article [2], the … Continue reading

August 3, 2015 · 3 Comments

Understanding Non-Voters

John Rentoul, columnist for The Independent, identified seven “idiot left memes” expounded on Twitter and other social media sites, including the belief that “millions of non-voters would vote Labour if … Continue reading

August 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Forza Jules

After spending months in an induced coma, the French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi has passed away [1]. Bianchi, aged 25, crashed his Marussia F1 car into a recovery vehicle … Continue reading

July 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Michelle Donelan’s Maiden Speech

Elected in the 2015 General Election, Michelle Donelan gave her maiden speech, as Conservative MP for the Chippenham constituency. The video may be seen on the Parliament Live website [1], … Continue reading

July 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

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