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Conservative MP Restates Desire for Tory-UKIP Pact

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has once more called for a pact between the Conservative Party and UKIP. Speaking at a meeting of the Eurosceptic Bruges Group on the fringe of the Conservative Party Conference, the MP for North East Somerset said that the British right is dangerously split and needs some sort of unity if it is to keep Labour out of power next year. Sep 29, 2014 10:31 AM PT

Sin Tax and Spend: Labour Goes Back to Its Old Ways

Today at the Labour Party Conference, Ed Miliband is due to give the main speech. It is based on a ten-year plan to support the NHS with a "mansion tax" on homes worth more than £2 million and a windfall tax on tobacco companies. He also wants to fund a 10p starting income tax ban by scrapping the marriage tax rate. Sep 23, 2014 1:45 AM PT

150,000 People Oppose Plain Packaging for Cigarettes in UK

At midnight last night, the Department of Health finished its final six-week consultation on whether to implement plain packaging for cigarettes. In response, Simon Clark of the Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco (FOREST) personally delivered 53,196 letters to Downing Street, with over 100,000 other people also signing a petition dissenting. Aug 8, 2014 5:58 AM PT

The Science: Pornography Can Actually Reduce Rapes

Breitbart London yesterday reported that a greater number of children in Britain are being arrested for rape and sexual assault as a result of 'sexting,' sending explicit images via a mobile phone and access to hard-core pornography on the internet. The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has understandably expressed its dismay. Jul 30, 2014 2:38 AM PT

Labour MEP: White People are Racist

This week in the European Parliament, the Committee on Culture and Education (CULT) met to discuss the EU's budget for the next year. What at first looked like a dull meeting of MEPs, became a more exciting after a Labour MEP insulted a large portion of the EU's citizens. Jul 25, 2014 6:30 AM PT

No, Dr Wollaston, More Spending Will Not Help the NHS

The National Health Service (NHS) – the “envy of the world” or a study in neo Marxism, depending on your point of view – continues to please and disappoint in equal measures. Paid for out of taxation and free at the point of delivery, free marketeers have been unable to mobilise public opinion behind substantive ideological and cultural reform. Jul 1, 2014 7:58 AM PT


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