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“To they who ask”: A Poem

They ask “What of this Donald Trump?”—but elections leave me in a grump. Thus, I submit to Queenly sway and ancient Albion’s Sovereignty. They ask “What of this old tradition? Surely such talk’s the new sedition?” At least, I say, I don’t believe In empty words by fiends contriv’d. They cry “Remember …

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On the Modern Intellectual

What is an intellectual? It is a pressing question. Many people claim to be such a thing, but it is quite certain that none can agree what gives that thing its essence. To look for a dictionary definition is superficial and inadequate. Anyone can conduct a discourse on any topic, and …

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Budget 2017 Reaction

This was a holding budget designed to buy the government some political breathing room, and so Philip Hammond kicked the can down the road on nearly all of the major fiscal and structural issues facing Britain I intended this piece to be just a few disjointed thoughts reflecting on Philip …

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It’s Time To Bring Back Conservatism

Conservatism; what does that phrase mean to people? Markets, perhaps? Or does it mean; Crown, Church and Country? Being a conservative in the Conservative Party, at times, feels quite a lonely place. Putting your neck above the parapet and championing the old fashioned values of Toryism in the 21st Century, …

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Patel is The Leader We Now Need- May should not have sacked her.

The sacking (“resignation”) of the Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel, was a major mistake by the Prime Minister. The impacts of sacking Patel will be disastrous, not only for the government, but also for the international community that relies on her in her position. Hopefully, Ms. Patel’s …

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Lost for Words

What the PM said at the Party Conference is trying hard to be heard over what she didn’t, or couldn’t say. Regardless of whether or not the chancellor gives things away for free, or if Amber Rudd told the Foreign Secretary to applaud, it was still the PM’s speech. Or …

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Chasing Liberty

David Green, author of the upcoming “Inclusive Capitalism: He we can make independence work for everyone“, has a good piece in the Spectator about the extent to which the modern Conservative Party has abandoned the goal of maximising liberty. Bonus points to Green for quoting Michael Oakeshott, with whose work …

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Flagship Policies

A couple of weeks ago, I listened to an interview of Jacob Rees-Mogg by James Delingpole on YouTube. Mogg asked Delingpole who he felt the UK’s best Prime Ministers had been when Delingpole slighted career politicians. Upon responding with the standard Thatcher and Churchill, Mogg replied by asking ‘What about …

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Weekly Globe Episode 9 #podcast

This is the ninth in a series of weekly podcasts featuring Ted Yarbrough and Isaac Anderson. The podcast summarised the we discuss the ‘ideology’ of conservatism and future leaders of the Conservative Party; Jacob Rees-Mogg and the social media phenomenon of ‘Moggmentum’; the proposals for a deferment of Brexit and …

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Short Attention Span Politics

We live in a world requiring constant affirmation that we are actually in it by way of pandering to our impulsive behaviour patterns and the need for change. Digital devices have become the primary source of the provision of change, of course, with very little reading or scholarship entering our …

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The DUP – are caves really so bad?

So the Tories and the DUP have just signed the long-awaited confidence and supply deal. For those out of the loop, I’ve put a link here. There’s been a lot of anxiety surrounding the potential Conservative deal with the Democratic Unionists, and to be quite honest, I’ve had no sympathy …

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Weekly Globe Episode 8

This is the eighth in a series of weekly podcasts featuring Ted Yarbrough and Isaac Anderson. The podcast summarised the 2017 General Election Results, The state of the Conservative Party, The DUP and a possible deal with the Conservatives, the Grenfell fire disaster, the Beginning of the Brexit negotiations and …

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Social Conservatism – Flogging a Dead Horse

What has the world come to? Before the General Election, I incorrectly predicted that the Conservative Party would win hands-down, and to my own credit, so did many other commentators. Then democracy happened, and the great hand of uncertainty threw all my assumptions to the wind. Looking back at the …

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