WATCH: Jacob Rees-Mogg makes the moral case for free markets

  We have promoted this before, but make no apologies for promoting it again. Watch Jacob Rees-Mogg make the moral case for free markets during an Institute of Economic Affairs fringe event at last year's Conservative Party Conference.  Continue reading

The Politics of Envy

The following is a guest post by the Rev Dr Peter Mullen, Hon. Chaplain of The Freedom Association.  “There has been grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor since the guns that allowed it were invented.” So said Edward Bromet, chairman of the Bingley Moor Partnership (BMP). But there will be no more shooting. The Labour run Bradford Council has banned it. They voted “with overwhelming majority" not to renew a ten-year shooting lease. So now who is going to pay for moorland conservation in the area? Mr Bromet said that the BMP, which has made substantial payments towards this, would have invested a further £800,000 had the lease been renewed for another ten years. Also, the moorland stood to benefit from another £1million in private investment through local partnerships. Continue reading

It is time for politicians to be open minded and look at the alternatives to the NHS

From the Daily Telegraph on 10 October: “THE NHS could be heading for its worst winter beds crisis, with some hospitals already reaching breaking point, doctors warned yesterday. “More than two months before the annual flu outbreak is expected, hospitals have begun turning patients away because they have no beds and too few staff. Some hospital managers have warned that levels of emergency admissions are far higher than this time last year and that the pressure on the NHS can only get worse over the coming months.” Sounds familiar? What I neglected to tell you was that the article was published on 10 October 2000 - over 17 years ago. Winter crises in the NHS are nothing new. We have them virtually every year. So what has happened to NHS funding during those 17 years? Has it risen, stayed more or less the same, or has it decreased? Continue reading

St Lenin

In his latest article, the Rev. Dr. Peter Mullen PhD. illustrates the destructive nature of communism.  Continue reading