Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Dark-Side of Patriotism

Our response to patriotism has many potential pitfalls. On the one hand we are expected to stand resolute, hand on heart and sing the national anthem or be branded a pariah Jeremy Corbyn style. On the other hand displays of patriotism attract anything from patronising ‘little England’

German Flag

A Fresh Understanding of Patriotism

Patriotism often gets a bad rap and is frequently victim of the fallacy of association when only the most distasteful groups are used as examples of patriotism to undermine its true validity. In reality this is a distortion that needs correcting. As Daniel Hannan points out,

healthy captivity

Christopher Snowdon on the Erosion of Liberty

“We live in an era of outraged minorities and pressure group politics. Once people see government using the law to appease vociferous special interest groups, everybody wants a piece of the action. Had your feelings hurt by unkind words on social media? We’ve got a

Wrong About Capitalism

You’re Not Thinking of Capitalism At All

Most young people living in the UK now have never experienced true free market capitalism and when they complain about capitalism are actually complaining about corporate-socialism and statism. Labour favours one, Tories favour the other, but they are both statist, they both wield state force to take from the worker without directly returning value and in the middle is the productive worker forced to pay their own bills and everyone else’s.

The Price of Socialist Equality

The Price of Socialist Equality

Now that Corbyn has been chosen to head up the New Old Labour Party, it’s a good time to be reminded of why we never want them in power. “Mr Speaker, all levels of income are better off than they were in 1979. …what the

House Arrest

A Prisoner Without an Offence

This is a true story. One January morning, Y went to the cashpoint near his home to draw out some money. When the machine swallowed his card, he went into the bank, where he was told he needed to contact the card provider. He arranged