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Ted is the co-founder and editor of the Daily Globe. He is a long-time blogger on British politics and has written a thesis on Thatcherism. He is based in Dallas, Texas, USA.

Ugly Tribalism, Humanity’s Biggest Weakness

Humans naturally form groups and associate. They identify with people similar in some way to them. Since Hunter-Gatherer times there have been “us” and “them”. This tendency is not always a bad thing. Nationalism has benefits, especially when protecting morally superior values of a group, such as the values of …

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Competence over Jealousy

Is it really such a bad thing to be a “1%er” and be a political leader? David Cameron has led a remarkable turnaround of the British economy: from most wrecked by the financial crisis to having the fastest growing economy in the G7 and record employment. Contrast that with France’s …

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The Left has Lost their Usefulness

Good article recently by John Harris in the left’s favourite newspaper, The Guardian. The article, from a leftist, does a good job of showing that the old leftist paradigm of a powerful caretaker state is not suited to the reality of 21st century economy. (Not to say socialism was a good …

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The True Economic Heroes

A lot has been made by me and others about the incredible economic turnaround of the United Kingdom. It is the fastest growing of all G7 economies, and it is now outperforming my own country of the United States with faster growth, and for the first in 35 years, the …

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The Classless Labour Party

Labour has long been associated with the working class of the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, that association has been bad for the working class and hard working people in general. In reality, the Labour party is the party of entitlement, and as Cameron has described them many times, they are the …

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Understanding Euroscepticism

Recently, I read an interesting “explanation” from the Economist about Eurosceptism. To play what the Economist gets right & what they get wrong (in my humble opinion…it’s of course possible that they are completely right but this article seems the work of a lazy europhile) What the Economist gets RIGHT: …

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Socialism is Fundamentally Immoral.

The situation in Venezuela is very tragic and another sad example of the inherit flaw in socialism. It’s interesting to me that a couple years ago my History of Economic Thought professor, Dr. Sam Bostaph (an advocate of the Austrian School of Economic Thought) predicted that the Chavista regime would …

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Give all Britons a seat in Commons!

It’s not often that I that recommend following the lead of the French, but it’s time to admit, they got something right. The French “Overseas Departments” have representation in their Parliament and it’s time the British allow the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies MPs in Westminster. Why the sudden the …

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It’s Time to De-Politicise the Weather

“Please, spare me of idle conversation about the weather. When one discusses the weather I am quick to assume they mean to discuss…something else.” ~Gwendolyn in The Importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, 1895. Britons are famous for talking about the weather. British weather is, well, temperate but rainy …

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What is feminism’s role in 2014?

Really interesting article about feminism on Conservative Home today by Louis Burfitt-Dons. In the article she states how feminism has become more of a capitalist, rather than Marxist, movement in today’s modern world. The author seems to think a gap is developing between “elitist” women and the rest of female …

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We have a lot to be proud of!

God Bless Michael Gove. Writing in the Daily Mail, he made the point I’ve been hoping someone would make for a long time. Finally someone is standing up to left-wing revisionist historians. As a history major, we always had to read left-wing historians and how so many of them, as …

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A Tale of Two Countries.

2013 was a very good year. Politically, the Tory party took steps in the right direction, ditching the “green crap”, getting tougher on immigration and welfare culture, offering people a choice on EU membership, and giving Thatcher the proper send off of admiration she deserved (I particularly liked the Prime …

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Give me that Old Time Modern Religion: The prevalence of the 20th Century Church of Socialism and its Faithful and Zealous Congregation.

One of the earliest and most prevalent traits of humanity has been to search for, or worship, supernatural powers. Ancient humans developed complex religious systems, often worshipping what they could see and feel in nature. Other times they would worship superhuman figures that lived in another world, such as what …

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For Remembrance Day.

On the 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 95 years ago today, the Great War, the first “world war” ended with Germany’s surrender to Allied British, American and French forces. It was a war that, despite being bloody, was just to defeat …

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Sir John should stop singing! (And I don’t mean Elton).

Energy is the hot topic this autumn. Ed Milliband, fearing his chances of being re-elected in danger with the improving economy, (which by the way is the fastest growing of the G7 nations http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2476412/Britains-path-prosperity-Say-Tories-growth-hits-fastest-rate-general-election.html), kicked off party conference season by announcing that as Prime Minister, he would have energy prices magically froze. …

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