Rory Broomfield: If only Cameron paid heed to his own advice

The following article by Rory Broomfield, Director of The Freedom Association, appeared on Comment Central this morning. The former Prime Minister was right – those that oppose austerity are being selfish. But given that public debt is higher than when he entered Downing Street, why didn’t he take his own advice? Continue reading

'Momentum' is a huge threat to freedom and must be stopped

Luciana Berger, the Labour MP for Liverpool Wavertree, knows what it's like to be on the receiving end of abuse. Some people have, thankfully, been jailed after harassing her with the most disgusting anti-Semitic hate filled abuse (including death threats) that no-one should have to endure. Now she faces another fight - a fight that will define what the Labour Party is and what it will become.   Continue reading

Liam Fox criticises BBC for negative Brexit reporting

In the House of Commons this morning, Nigel Evans, Conservative MP for Ribble Valley, asked Dr. Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade, the following question:  "I think that the potential for trade with Commonwealth countries is very exciting—they are growing and strong economies—but every time I open a newspaper or listen to the radio or TV, the story is presented very negatively, as though it will be almost impossible for us to do these trade deals. Does the Secretary of State feel that that is wrong, and that it undermines the work he is doing?" Continue reading

Dog whistles from UCLA

You may have heard the expression, "dog whistle politics". It's when you employ encoded language that can mean one thing to one group of people, but something completely different to another - your real target audience. You can't be accused of deliberately trying to plant a misleading idea into someone's head, but everyone knows that's what you are doing.  This is exactly what two doctors at UCLA are trying to do in this article I found on Life Science Daily. I am sure it will have been reported elsewhere, too. The headline immediately draws us in: "Doctors raise vaping concerns". I wonder what those concerns are? Let's find out more.  Continue reading