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JP Floru
London
Political commentator fighting for individual liberty and the free market.
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Excellent article. At last a politician who dares to say it.
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The BBC should be split and be privatised in its entirety. Our politicians are too scared to do it. Of course, with the LibDems in government it is politically impossible - there is a very strong pro LibDem faction in the BBC.
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the Bible, and a pot of stew spring to mind.
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Personally I am very disappointed with Chris on this one.
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With all due respect, I think you will find that the idea came from Anton Howes, James Lawson, and Will Hamilton, who did most of the work, found most of the speakers, and found most of the applicants. Its name is not UK Liberty League, it's Liberty League. QED
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Douglas Carswell and Daniel Hannan, surely. Is there any shadow of a doubt?
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Pickles. Or Bill Cash?
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We knew Gove is the Soundest man in the Cabinet, and this confirms it. Hundreds of children will finally find a welcoming home.
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It seems that truly great prime ministers or presidents only occur when there is a crisis. Why is this? Why do we put up with the mediocre at other times? Great leaders also tend to be radicals.
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2011 on Remembering Ronald Reagan at international
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Therese Coffey : sound.
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Hi Walaa! I hope you're well. Read your blog - but doesn't that imply that next we should have police checkpoints like in Israel ? Isn't that totally over the top ? Just a thought, I hate to disagree with you.
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"The police (PSCOs, to be precise) were peculiarly polite which I took to indicate they were a little sheepish about the powers they were using. " yes, in my case too.
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Socialists never like it when people do well. It reminds me of Mandelson being blamed for "living above his station" by certain leftie rags.
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Though I have not yet met Dominic Raab I read his book which was passionate and interesting. PErhaps he'll join David Davis to restore our civil liberties. A good choice.
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It would be difficult to quantify the surveillance in China, but there is A LOT of it. I took a few very interesting photos of it. I saw so many CCTV cameras in China that I wondered whether our UK CCTV cameras are produced in China. You should see Tien an Men Square; there are cameras all over the place. Also on Tien an Men I think it was the first time ever I had to go through a security checkpoint which was clearly not intended for my own protection... The present regime in China will not denounce Mao because he is the only reason they are in power.
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2009 on How capitalist is China? at CentreRight
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More tax credits, more clients. The Benefits for Votes scandal has been going on for quite a while. This may be why our majority will not be as big as we will need.
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That is just ludicrous. Daniel Hannan is a close friend and ally. To suggest that I would wish him - or any other Conservative candidate - anything less than complete electoral success is poppycock and balderdash. Get a life. Take off your blazer and enjoy the Conservative sunshine. A vote for UKIP is a vote for a European superstate, as it reduces the Conservative Party's power to force a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty. A referendum on the Lisbon Treaty is the most realistic way to stop the European superstate in its tracks.
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Oh, I forgot one. Ed Hallam.
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Ruth Lea, Howard Flight, Madsen Pirie, Eamonn Butler, Matthew Elliott, Professor Steve Davies, Dr. Mark Pennington, Joanna Lumley.
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This EU profiler is pretty ridiculous. Labour to the right of the Conservatives? The Greens more Eurosceptic than the Conservatives? Which genius came up with this test?
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The crisis was entirely government induced. Brown loosened monetary policy by loosening the inflation target. This created the housing bubble. Alan Greenspan did the same. And the triggering factor, the collapse of Fanny May and Freddie Mac, was caused by the Clinton administration which encouraged them to give mortgages to people who would never be able to repay. Nothing to do with bonuses. Nothing to do with insufficient regulation (the financial markets are the mostheavily regulated sector of the economy). Hope to write about this soon if I have the time.
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Apart from control, was New Labour not also based on wilful deceit? In order to win they needed the middle class vote. The middle classes will never vote for socialism; therefore they decided to hide it. Hence taxation by stealth, so we wouldn't notice it. Taking on more and more state employees, little by little, so we wouldn't notice it (it is impossible to find a clear figure of how many people there are actually in government employment); increasing the size of the state little by little, so nobody would notice. It was socialism all along. People like Ruth Lea warned us about this from 1999 onwards - but nobody wanted to know. Let's call it what it is: socialism.
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He would be excellent, a true free marketeer.
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