Monthly Archives: November 2008

The Police State: Threat or Reality?

Both I, and the Freedom Association which I have the privilege to Chair, have been fulminating for sometime about the steady erosion of our liberties in Brown’s Britain.   We have noted the proliferation of pretexts which minions of the … Continue reading

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Never waste a crisis

I was amused to see that Rahm Emanuel, President-Elect Obama’s new Chief-of-Staff, was quoted as saying “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste”.  Apparently the President-Elect, far from regarding the financial crisis as a constraint on what … Continue reading

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A New Tragedy in Ulster

We are accustomed to horror stories from Northern Ireland, although thankfully they have been a bit less frequent of late.  But now we read of a new one.  Catriona Ruane, the ideologue Sinn Fein Education Minister of Northern Ireland has … Continue reading

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Stop Digging, Darling!

The trouble with Socialists is their contempt for history, and their pathetic belief that half-baked left-wing ideas can be made to fly.  Tony Blair seemed to think that 1997 was Year Zero, and despite his spin about his respect for … Continue reading

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Wearing the tie for the Second Amendment

Some time ago I was working in Brussels with Dan Mitchell, formerly of the Heritage Foundation, now with the Cato Institute (both excellent conservative Washington think-tanks), and I noticed he was wearing a really great tie — all stars and … Continue reading

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They eat horses, don’t they?

We all know that those funny French and Belgians will eat horse meat, given the chance.  Many years ago I worked for a company headquartered in Lille, France, and I remember passing the horse meat shop every time I travelled … Continue reading

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Let’s ban water!

It seems that the Obama régime in America is poised to have the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declare Carbon Dioxide a pollutant — which shows that they know even less about science than they know about economics. CO2 is … Continue reading

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