BBC banned from the White House

The BBC and other news outlets were blocked on Friday from attending an off-camera White House press briefing that other reporters were hand-picked to attend. The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico, BuzzFeed, CNN and the Guardian were also among those excluded from the meeting, which was held in White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s office. The meeting, …

Remoaner Snell wins Brexit capital Stoke with UKIP a close second

Labour has held Stoke-on-Trent Central in a Parliamentary by-election, seeing off a challenge from UKIP. Gareth Snell was elected with 7,853 votes ahead of UKIP leader Paul Nuttall on 5,233 votes. The Conservative candidate, Jack Brereton, came third with 5,154 votes. Both the purples and blues have seen a grow of about 2% each, with a drop by a mere …

All men are equal in the eyes of the law

‘All men are equal in the eyes of the law’ It’s a very simple premise and one which is readily accepted and understood by all. Except that we are not. We are all aware of cases where money can, does and has managed to ‘buy’ justice. Where clever lawyers find amazingly crafted argument as to why their client (who is …

2016: The Year The People Said No

The German writer and lawyer Bernhard Schlink, in a recent interview on the BBC’s Newsnight programme, expressed his disappointment on the results of the 2016 UK Referendum as follows: “…we on the Continent, we always thought we fall prey to ideologies and political nonsense and political passion and the English and the Anglo-Saxons, they are the voice of common sense …

Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned from Breitbart

In a statement published minutes ago, Yiannopoulos said, “Breitbart News has stood by me when others caved,” continuing, “I would be wrong to allow my poor choice of words to detract from my colleagues’ important reporting, so today I am resigning from Breitbart, effective immediately.” Media uproar occurred when the Breitbart editor and outspoken Donald Trump supporter joked that being …

Panel Discussion on Trump Postponed

EVENT CANCELLATION: Regards the advertised panel discussion on whether the new US President is a threat to liberty, we regret to hear that Mises UK no longer wish to proceed with the scheduled programme for the collaborative event. We have been informed that a complainant made an unfounded accusation of “fascism” that that there is concern that the event may …

Backlash as Tony Blair calls for opponents of Brexit to “rise up”

This morning, former prime minister Tony Blair made a speech to the pro-EU Open Britain campaign group demanding a second EU referendum and he has pledged to campaign to keep the UK in the EU. He provoked a furious political row by calling on opponents of Brexit to “rise up” and persuade voters to change their mind about leaving the …

EU membership has failed working class communities

“People were lied to, if there was a vote today then the result would be different.” We’ve all heard this but is it true? Not from the people who I speak to it isn’t. If anything the fact that people’s intelligence is being questioned hardens their convictions as you are now insulting them to boot. A curious fact of the …

IDC finds Adam Smith International guilty of corruption

In 1992, the Adam Smith Institute (ASI) founded a consulting company, Adam Smith International Ltd, which is now involved in a major corruption scandal. It all sounds so positive on Adam Smith International’s website: an example of the way in which the aid giant spends British Government money to make life better in troubled places. The firm boasts of helping …