In Defence of Liberty

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Monthly Archives: August, 2015

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 · 1 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

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

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