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Rolf Harris – Beyond Reasonable Doubt?

Rolf Harris has been convicted and for many that is conclusive proof of his guilt. However, we should not forget that the British justice system is not perfect, it can make errors, as these high profile miscarriages of justice show. I do not … Continue reading

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In Defence of “Rape Porn”

Sex is a certainly popular on the internet. 25% of all online searches are pornography related and 43% of internet users view porn online. So, like it or not, viewing pornography is a pretty main stream activity. As a libertarian my views … Continue reading

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The Scale of UK Government Debt Explained

Politicians are more than happy to throw around terms like £Billion and £Trillion when talking about Government spending or debt. (Although many don’t know the difference between the deficit and the debt) At the time of writing The UK Government … Continue reading

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OfVeg – “We Will Stamp Out These Rogue Trade Practices”

  The UK Office For The Regulation of Vegetable Markets (OfVeg) is teaming up with consumer groups to enforce price standardization to the vegetable market in the wake of growing consumer concerns about the bewildering choices on offer to consumers. … Continue reading

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The Fox Hunting Ban has Nothing to do with Cruelty

I am not a hunt supporter, or member of the Countryside Alliance, neither am I a vegetarian or a member of the league against cruel sports. I have a dog and consider myself to be an animal lover, I currently … Continue reading

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Why “Taxing The Rich” Isn’t The Answer

The answer to the UK’s financial problems, according to the left, is simple, just tax the rich  (until the pips squeak). If they paid their “Fair Share” then we would be able to afford the high levels of public spending … Continue reading

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Binge Drinking – Another Case of Language Abuse

“When words lose their meaning, people lose their liberty” – Confucius The political left wing have always been masters of language abuse. They take a word with an emotional response like “poverty” which conjures up mental images of starving children … Continue reading

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The Health Gestapo – “Second Hand Smoke Causes Meningitis in Children”

Today an article appeared on the BBC news site about the dangers of second hand smoke. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17551568 What amazed me was the quote from Deborah Arnott, chief executive of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH):  “There is no safe level of exposure … Continue reading

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Abu Qatada – When Protecting Liberty is Most Important

His Grace Archbishop Cranmer has an article today that calls for the “Extradition of Abu Qatada Regardless”:  http://archbishop-cranmer.blogspot.com/2012/02/government-must-deport-abu-qatada.html I am a big fan of his grace, usually his comments are perceptive and well reasoned, but in this case I find … Continue reading

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Guido Fawkes at The Leveson Inquiry

  As I said when the phone hacking scandal was starting to whip the unthinking mob into a frenzy, back in July last year: “The real danger of the phone hacking “scandal” is that this ill considered public outrage is used by … Continue reading

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