Exciting News! Young Chartists affiliation to the Freedom Association

PUBLIC STATEMENT: We are very pleased to today announce our youth-wing, Young Chartists, affiliation with The Freedom Association. We now have a representation of the Freedom Association as a representative on our Board of Directors. Discussions are currently under way with a number of other influential think tanks for liberty, so watch this space! We look forward to working together …

The EU and Academia Should Let Students Determine their Future

1984. What does that year mean to you? Perhaps to some young readers it would seem to be ancient history. However, you are probably familiar with a George Orwell novel of that title, which describes a draconian state, with thought-police. In the UK, we are proud to have the right to vote, to make our own decisions in political affairs. …

RhodesMustFall Don’t Oppose Racism: It Seems They Promote It

“Qwabe and his political ilk are so selfishly absorbed in their own self-declared ‘pain’ that they feel justified lashing out at an entirely innocent person whose own hurt they are incapable of registering. This is how political movements become the very things they hate.” The Spectator, “Rhodes Must Fall activists have become the very thing they hate” (Source: http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/04/rhodes-must-fall-activists-have-become-the-very-thing-they-hate/) I …

Social Mobility & Politics

My whole life I have felt the need to justify my private education. I say “my whole life” but I actually mean from the age of 20. This was the age I was when I joined Birmingham University Conservative Future; I was sitting next to their stand at Freshers’ Fair on the Welsh Society stand. I sheepishly signed up when …

Does the Law permit a child autonomy in regards to medical treatment

In practice, does the Law of England & Wales truly permit a child autonomy in regards to choice of medical treatment, especially refusal of treatment? Generally, a doctor requires informed consent by the patient so as not to be guilty of battery or liable for negligence [1]. What of a child? Can doctors issue life saving treatment to a minor …

The Americans Would Start Another War of Independence if They Were an EU State

Today, I was asked by American journalists what I think of Barack Obama, the President of the United States commenting on Britain’s relationship with the EU, demanding we support a stay vote. Other key American figures such as Bill Gates have come out in gushing praise for the European Union. Rather than get into a difficult conversation on the lines …

Mandela didn’t demand statues of Rhodes are torn down

The Rhodes Must Fall group, led by Ntokozo Qwabe, a Rhodes Scholar from South Africa, is demanding that Oriel College of Oxford tear down their Rhodes statue. As a South African, Qwabe will be well aware of the principle of ubuntu that Desmond Tutu promoted; he is not pursuing reconciliation but stirring up tension. Mandela didn’t demand statues of Rhodes are torn down, …

What would a Proportionally Representative UK government be like?

When people do a simulation of the result of Proportional Representation, such is rather misleading…. They look at how people vote now; not how they would vote if they knew we didn’t have First-Past-the-Post. Now, without PR, someone thinks, oh, I can’t vote UKIP because then Tories will get less support and this seat will fall to Labour. Or they …