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Aidan Powlesland’s Statement for the Leadership Election

September 7, 2017 // 33 Comments

To recreate the buccaneering spirit of the first Elizabethan age and the dynamism of the early Victorian era vote for me. I will make us the party of wealth creation. We would use free markets to do this not because of their greater creativity and productivity but because we love freedom. The [...]

A POSSIBLE TAX SCHEME FOR THE SUPER-RICH

July 13, 2017 // 12 Comments

Everybody is screaming that they want to see an end to “austerity”, and all the public services are demanding an end to the 1% pay rise cap.  Whilst we all value our public services and would like to see our NHS employees, policemen, firemen etc get a pay rise, we need to remember that it all [...]

Why the Universal Wage is a Non-Starter

June 12, 2017 // 8 Comments

The universal or citizen’s wage is finding favour in various political quarters. This is remarkable because it is very obviously hopelessly  impractical. The idea of the universal wage is that every adult in a society should receive  a payment from the state. It is predicated on these two [...]

Letters to the Editor – Monday 22nd of May 2017

May 22, 2017 // 5 Comments

Today’s letters deal with certain aspects of the Tory GE Manifesto published last week. One can’t help but feel that we’re now in ‘LabCon’ territory, with the only difference between them being a bit more for or against Brexit. The first, looking at the display of ‘politics of envy’, [...]

Time to take back control, Part 2

March 22, 2017 // 23 Comments

I have argued in the first part of this article that there is urgent need to reconsider the point at which the boundary is drawn between what government is responsible for and what is the responsibility of individuals. Why is this necessary? Every government responsibility must be paid for by the [...]

On Tax

January 11, 2017 // 70 Comments

A previous article made a general case for policies to attract the traditional Labour vote, because that is the best chance we have to succeed. Among the foremost of those policy areas is taxation. This will not be easy reading for those of a Thatcherite disposition, but you ought to take note [...]

Jailbreak

November 7, 2016 // 5 Comments

After the recent court decision that requires the government to give Parliament a say in the triggering of Article 50, there has been talk of taking this to the streets. Unfortunately, I think the government will be prepared for this. People may get hurt and criminalised by a government that no [...]

Courant Times – Wednesday 27th January 2016

January 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Common-Sense:- Express: ‘We want to see other people!’ UKIP MEP says Brexit will see ‘spirit of Britain’ return Migrant-Crisis:- Express: Russia sparks diplomatic incident with Germany over ‘cover-up’ of teen raped by arabic man Express: Girl fights back against [...]

Saturday Papers – 12th December 2015

December 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

ISIS and Libya The Telegraph leads with Britain ‘moving towards military action against Isil in Libya’ Britain could launch military action in Libya next, Government sources have said amid fears that Islamic State militants will use their new stronghold along a stretch of the [...]
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