In Defence of Liberty

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Monthly Archives: June, 2012

A Link to the Past 29/06/2012

Inspired by Dick Puddlecote’s Link Tank series, I’ve decided to share articles by other authors that I’ve enjoyed over the past week. Biased BBC: Like it or Lump it Mark … Continue reading

June 29, 2012

The Article Flawed Direction

When I was knocking on doors in the run-up to the 2011 local election, I was occasionally confronted by the issue of student housing from concerned constituents. Their complaints were … Continue reading

June 26, 2012

Surveillance State

In opposition, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats often confronted Labour’s authoritarianism. In government, they have released a draft bill that will require telecommunication companies to hold communications data for … Continue reading

June 21, 2012

Leveson Unleashed

Lord Justice Leveson phoned the Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood to express his concerns that the government may no longer have confidence in his inquiry. During Prime Minister’s Questions, David … Continue reading

June 20, 2012

Kalam Cosmological Argument

As a member of a couple of debating societies, the existence or non-existence of God is often brought up as a debating topic. The reason for its recurrence amongst debaters … Continue reading

June 19, 2012

The Ghost of Law

Law is the body of rules that regulate human behaviour within its jurisdiction, and forms the framework in which all human interaction takes place. Casting our gaze into history and … Continue reading

June 18, 2012

Protesting for the Perpetual Revolution

Last year, the News and Comment Editor of my student newspaper asked me to write about 400 words against the motion: “Protesting is  integral to the student experience.” The original article, … Continue reading

June 15, 2012