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September 17, 2019

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It was 1994, and the Home Secretary Michael Howard had had enough. Slamming his clenched fist down hard on the mahogany table of a Pall Mall club he very likely said “damn these hippies to hell, every last one of them”, and most right and proper Tory members of parliam...

June 6, 2019

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More than any other thinker in the 19th century Europe, Benjamin Constant sought to characterise the distinctive features of what it meant to be free in modern times. In doing this, he discovered the issues that modern liberty posed to representative democracy, and so...

June 6, 2019

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When a country begins to adopt socialist policies, a trend unfolds. First, socialists unanimously applaud the economic progressivism, and hail the country in question as a shining exemplar of what our own affairs should look like. Then, invariably, the country which ha...

April 16, 2019

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My Twitter cover photo is a picture of me blowing a smoke ring from a vape-machine (follow me @RileyOlli), and at Cambridge, every now and then, I can be seen whipping out my vape-machine in the Cindies smoking area. I receive lots of benefits from smoking my vape-mach...

April 10, 2019

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Six years and two days ago, our greatest postwar Prime Minister passed away. To remember her, I’d like to take you back a few years, to 1979. Envisage the following:

You wake up in the morning and you turn on your light, powered by government monopoly electric...

December 13, 2018

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A couple of years ago I got up at an ungodly hour to spend my morning watching the sun rise in a smelly, graffiti adorned alley. As morning turned to afternoon, I slowly approached a black shop-front. To my front and rear were some of the most extravagantly dressed peo...

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