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There is a general rule about any form of argument that the first person to mention Hitler has lost. Political debate in the UK has increasingly come to reference the war in ways that are very ironic and misleading and need to be unpicked. This morning I saw a picture on the newspaper of a […]
This term can be heard, along with No Platforming, as we struggle with a relatively new problem in British society. The question of who should be allowed free speech in a civilised society is very old but we now have a new twist. Universities, for example, have traditionally represented an ideal where academics of many […]
Patriotism is love of your country, not your government. A number of social media release posts with the union jack, asking people to praise their nation’s fighting forces, support Our Boys, buy and wear a poppy and support British Values. They are usually pompous and aggressive, self-righteous and full of moral indignation. They often insist […]
Government sources like to claim that unemployment is falling and is now at a figure not equalled since 1975 – as low as 4% in August 2018. But what counts as being ‘employed’? The definition used to arrive at that figure assumes that to be unemployed is to be part of the workforce unable to […]
Centre Ground I act from conviction You are stubborn S/he is a fanatic Corbyn is not proposing to replace capitalism … he is not even proposing very significant wealth distribution….according to the economist James Medway, the economic proposals in Labour’s 2017 manifesto were more conservative than those put forward in 1983 by the SDP […]