UK

Who and why wants to embroil Britain with the USA

10.07.2019

The suspension of trade talks with Washington, which are crucial for Britain in the light of its tense relations with the European Union, makes it clearer why a scandal occurred around the British ambassador to the United States, which dealt a pow

What about the Workers? A Libertarian Answer

09.07.2019

I was called this morning by the BBC. It wanted me to comment on the claims that Sports direct, a chain of sports clothing shops, mistreats its workers – keeping them on zero-hours contracts, sometimes not paying them even the minimum wage, scaring them out of going sick, generally treating them like dirt. Would I care to go on air to defend the right of employers to behave in this way? I am increasingly turning down invitations to go on radio and television, and this was an invitation I declined. I suggested the researcher should call the Adam Smith Institute. This would almost certainly provide a young man to rhapsodise about the wonders of the free market. My own answer would be too complex for the average BBC presenter to understand, and I might be cut off in mid-sentence.

ON CONVIVIALS AND POLITICALS

25.06.2019

Today, I’m going to compare and contrast the two sides in the big battle of our times. I call them Convivials and Politicals. Much of what I say today, I’ve already said in earlier essays. What is new, though, is how I choose to organize it.

ON THE TROUBLES OF OUR TIMES

14.06.2019

Back in January 2008, I took a verbal snapshot of the many bad things the UK government was doing to us at the time. Today, I’ll carry this forward to the present.

THE BACKSTORY BEHIND THE WAR ON CARS IN THE UK

31.05.2019

On May 20th, 2019, I gave a talk to the Libertarian Alliance about the damaging political policies being imposed on car drivers in the UK, and the history behind them. Normally, these talks are recorded on video.