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Monthly Archives: October, 2012

Against Alcohol Minimum Pricing

The Coalition government will launch a strategy for tackling irresponsible drinking and other alcohol-related problems, including the outlawing of multi-buy deals and setting a minimum price for each unit of … Continue reading

October 24, 2012

Freedom of Speech

One of the most fundamental assumptions of Western liberal societies is that individuals have the right to freedom of speech, that is, the government may not inhibit the dissemination of … Continue reading

October 15, 2012

Against Red Toryism

In the fallout of the financial crisis, many political philosophies were resurrected to explain its cause or ameliorate its effects.  One of these philosophies was Red Toryism, championed by Anglian … Continue reading

October 14, 2012 · 3 Comments

No Platform, No Sense

The National Union of Students (NUS) has voted to widen its ‘No Platform’ policy to “rape deniers”, passing its motion by 24 votes to 6. This change means that the … Continue reading

October 2, 2012 · 3 Comments