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
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.
At the request of the United States, Britain off the coast of Gibraltar detained an Iranian tanker, allegedly transporting oil to Syria. Will Donald Trump and Theresa May turn the rest of Europe against Iran?
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.
When the 2016 Referendum went unexpectedly to the Leavers, the Conservative Party was handed a golden opportunity. It had only to manage a reasonable withdrawal, and it could look forward to a generation of electoral hegemony.
The further fate of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks in Great Britain, remains a big question from the beginning of April, when the authorities of Ecuador, in whose embassy the Australian had been hiding for seven years, denied him asylum.
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.
In Britain, there are dramatic events that require explanation. Prime Minister Theresa May, in tears, resigns as head of government and leader of the Conservative Party.
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.