Politics

Brexit Means Mass Starvation (or Something Like That)

Brexit Means Mass Starvation (or Something Like That)

The Observer’s restaurant critic has an opinion about international supply chains. It is as trivial as you might imagine.

#FlushLush: The Tax, Pay and Profiteering Vices of a Virtue-Signalling Cosmetics Business

#FlushLush: The Tax, Pay and Profiteering Vices of a Virtue-Signalling Cosmetics Business

They get fined for not paying their taxes, they broke the law on dividend payments and their top director enjoys an enormously excessive pay package, but Lush is a luxury cosmetics empire that thinks justice requires them to engage in crude and divisive political campaigning to the detriment of thousands of public servants.

Brexit and Social Mobility

Brexit and Social Mobility

New research on social mobility is suggestive of a relationship with voting behaviour in the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union.

News Broadcasting Is Dying; Embrace the Narrowcast

News Broadcasting Is Dying; Embrace the Narrowcast

BBC journalist Nick Robinson argues for more alternative opinions to be broadcast, but the best way to encourage alternatives is through many narrowcasters, not one broadcaster pretending to be all things to all people.

On Defending Big Pay for BBC Celebrities

On Defending Big Pay for BBC Celebrities

There is no justice in the BBC harassing and intimidating millions of people in order to accommodate the overinflated egos of celebrities and the excessive wages they demand.

An Argument for Not Voting

An Argument for Not Voting

Democracy is not served by voters maintaining illusions whilst politicians insist on presenting poor choices.

On Confusing Science with Policy

On Confusing Science with Policy

Where is the evidence that marching for science leads to better policy? Has any scientist done the research, and if so, why did they forget to cite it?

Cambridge Uni Airbrushed Tim Farron’s Wine Glasses

Cambridge Uni Airbrushed Tim Farron’s Wine Glasses

Why would anybody go to the trouble of pretending the Leader of the Liberal Democrats did not stand in front of a shelf of empty wine glasses?

Why Liberals Should Defend Milo

Why Liberals Should Defend Milo

John Stuart Mill cogently argued that liberalism requires more than laws to protect free speech. Liberals must also guard against “the tyranny of the prevailing opinion and feeling.” That defensive principle must also be applied to a controversial antagonist like Milo Yiannopoulos.

Why Not Apply EU Wisdom to the Middle East?

Why Not Apply EU Wisdom to the Middle East?

If freedom of movement is a universal panacea, why not adopt it throughout the Middle East?