Author: Guestposter

All your house belong me

I have to explain more frequently than one may imagine the meaning of ‘freehold’. In England, only the Sovereign owns land; the rest of us just hold bits of the Sovereign’s land on various terms. Freehold means just that –…

The Problem With Anarchism

Over the past couple of years I have noticed a number of libertarians changing their political outlook and instead of identifying themselves as libertarians they now see themselves as anarchists. The argument tends to run along these lines – the…

Where we stand together

There is much common ground that unites conservatives (small c) and libertarians (small l) – both in a way the true inheritors of a pure liberalism; the bonds that unite are indeed more significant than the fractures that divide, yet…

Apotapocakettle

It’s an apocalypse, I tell you!   Thanks to Big Journalism and The Other McCain we distant Brits are introduced to a perfect summation of the American branch of the international Leftie elite’s ‘thinking’ about Weinergate, as they point their…

Education

Not all of us in higher education are raving left-wing idealogues with an axe to grind. Some of us actually care about the subjects that we are teaching, and would like some respect for that. This view is very nicely…

Douglas Carswell – an Enigma?

When asked to name an MP who believes in independence from the EU and small government, encapsulating the ability of local people to decide how their own society should function, most people with only a passing interest in politics would,…

Will Milliband drop Balls?

The Telegraph”s revelations about Ed Balls” association with Brown have left the label “toxic” firmly affixed to Labour”s favourite thug. What”s worse, the party Leader, who needs to be above party factionalism, has got his fingerprints all over the fringes…

Local taxes, Local power

Dan Hannan and Douglas Carswell are today’s most prominent torchbearers for Localism. It was Simon Jenkins’ 2004 paper for Policy Exchange that launched a coherent case for Localism, and this was followed by the founding of Direct Democracy in 2005…