Is the UK doing everything it can to stop radical Islamists in Sudan?

Simon Richards, Chief Executive of The Freedom Association, and I had dinner last week with one of our Council members, Baroness (Caroline) Cox. During the course of our conversation, we discussed her recent visit to Sudan on behalf of the charity she founded, the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART).  The Department for International Development (DfID) spends £50 million a year of taxpayers' money in Sudan, so we all have an interest in how our money is spent.  Caroline visited the Blue Nile region of Sudan and the report of her visit doesn't make for very good reading. Continue reading

A Snowflake Writes for The Guardian

The following is a guest post by the Rev Dr Peter Mullen, Hon. Chaplain of The Freedom Association.  A couple of weeks ago I wrote a piece which I titled “The Guardian: a psychiatric casebook.” In the light of new clinical information I need to revise the judgement I made there. I originally thought the mental disease which The Guardian is suffering from is some form of neurosis. It turns out to be much worse – a full-blown psychotic illness. You know the difference between a neurotic and a psychotic? The neurotic builds castles in the air while the psychotic lives in them. Young Owen Jones is the psychotic in question. He has written an article in The Guardian which qualifies him for immediate transportation to the nuthouse. Continue reading

University lecturers don't live in the real world. Today's strike action proves it

Like many people who had to endure a state education in the 1980s, I lost many hours in the classroom thanks to teachers striking at the drop of a hat. Lessons were disrupted for hours on end. End of term reports were left unwritten. Parents lost out on income because they had to unexpectedly look after their children when they should have been at school.  Now it's the turn of university lecturers in 64 universities - a mainly left wing bunch of academics who are divorced from reality. Some of them will be mathematicians, although their mathematical skills don't appear to extend to working out that if more is being withdrawn from a pension scheme than is being paid in, eventually there will be a day of reckoning.  Continue reading

Keep the EU away from the Irish border

Politicians, not bureaucrats or technocrats, are central to resolving one of the key sticking points associated with Brexit, argues Dr Lee Rotherham (@Dr Brexit) Continue reading

Theresa May is wrong to remain wedded to the European Arrest Warrant

During a far-reaching speech delivered at a security conference in Germany over the weekend, the Prime Minister restated her belief that the UK should remain part of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) after leaving the EU. In doing so, the EAW could be included as part of a trade deal with the EU. If this happens, Rory Broomfield argues that it would be a bad deal.  Continue reading