Sunday , September 26 2021

Sam Hooper

Sam Hooper is a former management consultant turned political commentator, currently living in London with his Texan wife. Sam can usually be found somewhere online, droning on about politics, free markets, civil liberties, classical liberalism and classical music. Sam is a proud conservatarian, blogs at http://semipartisansam.com and tweets @SamHooper.

Britain Stronger In Europe Tacitly Admit They Were Lying The Whole Time

While advocating a “soft Brexit” as their fallback position, Remainers contradict themselves and expose the tawdry lies they told during the EU referendum Even Open Britain, the shrivelled husk of Will Straw’s failed Remain campaign group Britain Stronger in Europe, has now effectively admitted that leaving the European Union need not be …

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NHS Heresy, Part 2

It takes real courage to speak out against the Cult of the NHS, particularly for people on the political left who are expected to be the biggest cheerleaders of all From a brave commenter at Left Foot Forward, reacting to the same piece of sentimentalist NHS idolatry which prompted my …

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A Crisis Of Identity: When Global Elites Forget How To Be Patriotic

The global, liberal elite are increasingly transcending any lingering commitment to patriotism and national identity, setting them on a collision course with the small-c conservative majority Michael Lind has an unmissable essay in the National Review this week, entitled “The Open-Borders ‘Liberaltarianism’ of the New Urban Elite“, which manages to explain …

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What Became Of The Great British Progressive Majority? It Never Existed

Turns out that pooling their strength and holding hands beneath a big progressive rainbow will not help Britain’s left-wing parties get back into power after all. What a shame. Remember the Great British Progressive Majority, that overwhelmingly large (yet always infuriatingly hidden) bloc of centre-leftish voters who together wielded the …

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Ian McEwan On Identity Politics

Only this immensely privileged generation of students can afford the luxury of being Social Justice Warriors In the course of an interesting interview with the Guardian’s Decca Aitkenhead promoting his new novel “Nutshell”, author Ian McEwan digresses on the subject of identity politics. From the feature article: “Where I get a little …

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NHS Heresy, Part 1

Our Blessed NHS (genuflect) is no longer a sustainable model for delivering top quality healthcare to the British people The Telegraph’s Jeremy Warner says the unsayable: In a tax-funded health care system, the normal, self-limiting rules of supply and demand don’t apply. Where the service is perceived to be essentially “free”, …

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The British Left Tries And Fails To Solve Its Immigration Dilemma

Labour’s metro-left ruling elites want unlimited immigration to continue unchecked forever. Labour’s working class voter base want – at the very least – an element of genuine control. And there is simply no papering over this widening chasm The biggest political issue facing the Left right now, besides the slow-motion …

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