In Defence of Liberty

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Monthly Archives: January, 2015

The Green Surge

The Green Party have received much attention of late: the Prime Minister demanded their inclusion in the television debates; their poll rating has vacillated between 4% and 11%; they are … Continue reading

January 29, 2015

iVote: GOV.UK and the Government Digital Service

Along with late nights buried in revision notes, one of the traits of student life I found was regularly moving from home to sweet home. Unfortunately, this trait can overhang … Continue reading

January 28, 2015

Politics Debranded

In the contemporary age of politics, image and messaging matters alongside policies and purpose. It would be intriguing to see politics debranded. The polling company Populus assumed the existing political … Continue reading

January 26, 2015

RIP Christina

The world of social media can be disjointed, where the flow of information can be coagulated. Christina Annesley, a popular libertarian activist, has been named as the British national found … Continue reading

January 22, 2015

Statistics and Lampposts XVIII: The Extrapolation Game

Extrapolation is the process of estimation, beyond the original range of observation, the value of a variable based on its relationship to another variable. Linear extrapolation simply means extending a … Continue reading

January 21, 2015

The Right to Offend

Whether or not we have the right to offend sits in the crucible of recent debates over freedom of speech. Speaking on LBC Radio, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, leader … Continue reading

January 18, 2015

The Killing in Baga

Armed with grenade launchers, Boko Haram broke the morning peace of Baga. As terrified residents fled from the Nigerian town, the attackers pursued on motorcycles, gunning them down. Houses were … Continue reading

January 15, 2015