Liberty

Farewell Shami Chakrabarti, leading figure of the New Establishment

14 January 2016 12:02

So farewell, Shami Chakrabarti. The woman is stepping down as boss of Liberty, for whom – whatever your political views…

The Women’s Prize for Fiction deserves a better drink than Baileys

4 June 2015 15:03

Well, as a mere PR exercise, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, awarded last night, has done really well, what…

Liberty’s ‘Human Rights’ campaign uses luvvies to spread misinformation

28 May 2015 16:35

Does anybody else remember life in Britain before the year 2000?  Despite the distressing increase in the number of walking,…

The speech that revealed what George Osborne believes

28 June 2014 12:39

It is a risky business for any serving Cabinet Minister to give a big picture political speech setting out their…

You sexist/racist/liberal/elitist bastard! How dare you?

7 April 2014 14:49

While he was dying of Lou Gehrig’s disease, Tony Judt found the breath to educate those who believe they could…

The Lobbying Bill is bad for liberty

15 January 2014 10:00

The Prime Minister was on to something when as Leader of the Opposition he said that lobbying was ‘the next…

How We Invented Freedom by Daniel Hannan – my political book of 2013

31 December 2013 15:36

It’s rare to read a book about politics and be actually excited to get back to it, like you’re on…

Untold truths – how the spirit of inquiry is being suppressed in the West

28 November 2013 14:56

It looks like Boris has offended lots of people by suggesting that some folk are where they are because they’re…

The Home Office immigration vans – successful and popular with the nation?

13 August 2013 15:46

Are those Home Office vans targeting illegal immigrants universally disliked? The outcry from when the vans first took to the…

The centre-right ideology vacuum

8 June 2012 10:45

At times of economic crisis, successful governments need vision as well as competence. Recent events have called the coalition’s competence…

The Tory right are the true liberals of this parliament 

12 May 2011 15:32

In yesterday’s speech to commemorate 12 months of the coalition, Nick Clegg promised a stronger liberal identity in the future.…

Time to bury the hatchet?

17 March 2011 10:36

Who says irony is dead? The Four Barrow Hunt and the Countryside Alliance are holding a fundraising auction in April.…

Clegg for freedom

11 February 2011 14:40

Restoring individual liberty has long been a Liberal Democrat aspiration. Nick Clegg has pursued the cause in government; with mixed…

Amnesty International, Moazzam Begg and the Bravery of Gita Sahgal

7 February 2010 11:21

It is not often that my cynical jaw drops open at a story in the papers. But the piece on…

Pope Benedict XVI is correct: the Equality Bill is fundamentally un-British

2 February 2010 15:39

I doubt His Holiness and I would hit it off, but he is right that Harriet Harman’s Equality Bill would…

Convention on Modern Liberty

2 March 2009 23:57

I was really sorry not to get along to the Convention on Modern Liberty at the weekend. I think this…