Why is the Party so mistrustful of Tory intellectuals? We mourn the passing of our former contributor.
In the Lyons Report which be commissioned, the Mayor – or anyone else – has the makings of a free trade manifesto.
Cllr Sir Merrick Cockell, Kathy Gyngell, Andrew Lilico, Christopher Pincher MP, Simon Richards and others respond to Osborne’s statement.
Cllr Sir Merrick Cockell, Ruth Lea, Andrew Lilico, Christopher Pincher MP, Simon Richards and others make their recommendations.
The Freedom Festival is a chance to speak your mind, and hear champions of our movement speak theirs.
A host of conservative and libertarian thinkers and campaigners will be arrayed for your inspiration.
Ruth Lea is an economist and is a former Director of the Centre for Policy Studies. I am not a professional psephologist and I do not follow every twist and turn of the various fortunes of political parties. Neither do I specialise in the issues that can be regarded as “gender specific” – others are […]
Development aid to India, about £280m annually, is becoming increasingly controversial. Concern began when Indian billionaires started to buy British companies and India embarked on a space programme. But Pranab Mukherjee, India’s finance minister, really set the cat amongst the pigeons. He recently declared “we do not require the aid. It is a peanut in […]
There has been much speculation that, not least of all on this site, Chris Huhne’s resignation as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change will lead to more realistic, less flawed and less costly energy policies. Mr Huhne was widely seen as a “green fanatic” and, significantly, his departure has been much mourned by […]
The annual World Economic Forum jamboree for politicians, businesspeople and other worthies ends today. The talking, networking and skiing will be over for another year. Next year there will be another jamboree – and yet more talking, networking and skiing. Perhaps I’m just jaundiced but these meetings strike me as mere displacement activities. Surely the […]
Helped by the ECB’s huge liquidity boost, launched last December, the financial markets have recently become more optimistic about the prospects for the Eurozone. There has even been talk that the Eurozone crisis may be on the way to being “solved”. Alas, this can only be, as ever, a false dawn. The grinding realities of […]
Stories about wind turbines self-destructing in gales have become staple fodder in the wind-sceptic press. Pictures of turbines catching fire and detached blades hurling themselves across the countryside raise a hollow laugh, doubtless adding to the general gaiety of the nation. But wind-power really is no laughing matter at all. It adds to electricity costs, […]
The recent 10th anniversary of the introduction of the euro’s notes and coins was a curiously muted affair. How different from the launch back in 2002, all balloons and fanfares, with more than a few hints that we naysayers were seriously unhinged. Will the euro survive this year? Who knows? But what I find so […]