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Simon Goldie
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A public policy specialist with substantial experience in communications
A public policy specialist with substantial experience in communications

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Goodbye social democracy, hello liberalism?
Over at the Foundation for Economic Education , Jeffrey A. Tucker provides an explains  the rise of Donald Trump and other 'Alt Right' figures. Tucker believes that the social democratic consensus that has held sway since World War Two has collapsed. This c...

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What is the Alt-Right?
Jeffrey A Tucker over at the Foundation for Economic Freedom provides a history lesson on the development of what is now called the 'Alt-Right'. According to Tucker, this brand of thinking has come directly from fascism. Many opponents of Trump have describ...

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Carswell leaves Ukip: the rise of the independents
Ukip's only member of parliament, Douglas Carswell, has announced that he is leaving the party. For readers outside of Britain, Ukip is the party that fought for the UK to leave the European Union. The party takes a libertarian view to the economy but an an...

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Tim Harford on the paradox of democracy
Tim Harford, associate editor of the FT , broadcaster and author consistently takes a side-ways and insightful look at issues of the day. On his blog, he posts on the paradox of democracy and why we voters don't get the outcome they want. You can read it he...

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Scottish independence: potential consequences
Here is a fascinating piece that muses on Scotland returning to its Adam Smith roots if it becomes independent, You can read it over on CapX .

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The right to govern
Over on Reaction , Bruce Anderson uses the recent Budget controversy to explore what gives a government the right to govern. Worth reading.

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The Budget: a small change to national insurance, another chance for Ukip
Once the Conservative party was seen as the place to be if you harked back to a 1950s Britain. Whether this was true or not is another matter, but it certainly helped the party retain the votes of one part of the electorate. The world moved on and so did th...

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Is Brexit the Lib Dems next tuition fees?
Remember the Liberal Democrats' tuition fee policy? The party made it clear at the 2010 General Election that they would abolish tuition fees if they entered government. They then did the exact opposite when they became part of a coalition with the Conserva...

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How the media shapes our views
Here is an interesting contrast of the same news story. Today, the centrist, relatively pro-EU and very fact-based FT , informed it readers that Jean-Claude Juncker has suggested that many powers return to nation-states once Britain has left the European Un...
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