Category "March 2016"

Stagnation: The new normal

Stagnation: The new normal

In recent weeks startling headlines have charted falls on the world's stock markets amid fears about the state of the world economy. Take a small sample from the financial pages of The Guardian: "Markets tumble in Europe and New York [...]

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On punishment and prison

On punishment and prison

The government’s prison reform programme has been gathering pace since Parliament returned in autumn 2015. In speeches to the Conservative party conference in October 2015, both David Cameron and Michael Gove called for a shift in thinking and policy to [...]

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Review: Fools, Frauds and Firebrands

Review: Fools, Frauds and Firebrands

I was alerted to this book by an interview with its author carried out by Mick Hume, ‘editor-at-large’ of Spiked, the conservative libertarian website. Mick is something of a friend of Roger Scruton and remains dazzled by the great man’s [...]

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Review: The Far Right in Europe

Review: The Far Right in Europe

Given the demise of the BNP and its splinters, as well as the decline and internecine warfare in the English Defence League and its cousins, we might think that fascism is not a big issue. However, if we look across [...]

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Labour Party: Reinstate Nick Wrack

Labour Party: Reinstate Nick Wrack

Nick Wrack has been expelled from the Labour Party, without right of appeal, by a decision of the Executive Committee of Camberwell and Peckham Constituency Labour Party on 27 February. This decision was taken without reference to The Lane ward Labour [...]

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