The Dissolution Of Parliament

A. V. Dicey (1835-1922), Whig jurist, constitutional theorist and one of the most notable scholars of our unwritten constitution wrote the following in his book – Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution:   “The discretionary power of the Crown occasionally may

If You Want To Breathe Plant Trees

Brazil’s annual burning seems to have made more headlines this year as  ‘prophets of doom’ try to spin it as something wildly unusual or especially frightening, from their climate change soap boxes. Brazil’s rainforests, they cry, are essential for the planet to reach it’s CO2

The Economics of Freedom

The China/Trump trade war must be considered in terms of authoritarianism vs. freedom and not economics only. There is a trade war being waged between China and the west, and it is a serious one with far reaching consequences. The west finds itself in this

Against More Top Down Policing

We’ve been promised the kind of police regime that has potential criminals in ‘terror’. It sounds nice, someone who might attack you, rob you, harm you, is too scared to do those things – what’s not to like? Right? I’m absolutely in favour of deterring

Libertarianism Is Voluntaryism

Libertarianism is voluntaryism. I wrote some time ago about my view that the success of libertarianism is rooted in individuals pro-actively following the golden rule – ‘to do unto others…’ – by refraining from using force against others but also voluntarily doing good for others. On

Communist-lite Socialists At Home Make Us Weak

The socialistic ‘make Britain weak again’ crowd are the useful fools, softening us up with their communist-lite policies, preparing us for what the full-fat communists really want to throw at us. The cold war may be over, but the ideological hostility never ended. We see

Free Marketers Are Not Left or Right

“Boris Johnson has signalled his ruthless determination to deliver Brexit and stoked speculation about an early general election by sacking more than half of Theresa May’s cabinet and packing his team with Vote Leave veterans and rightwing free marketers.” So says the Guardian. But what

On How Our Leaders Are Selected

It’s true that Boris has become the PM on the say so of just 0.13% of the population – 92,153 Tory party members, in fact. Though this is about 2-3 times the number of votes most MPs can hope for in a general election, for

Forced Labour In Venezuela

Venezuelan socialism, once praised by Corbyn and Abbott, now turns to forced labour for food production. Why does socialism always fail so spectacularly? Two main reasons I will mention here: 1) It centralises too much power in the hands of a few who are either