Libertarianism again

There have been a couple of long responses to my last post on libertarianism and Ukip. First out of the blocks was Longrider, who takes us away from abstract political ideologies and brings in a bit of pragmatism. Libertarianism in its pure form is anarchy. If you are to have individual freedom, sooner or later […]

Ukip libertarian? I think not

One of the most interesting things about libertarians is how quickly their devotion to free markets and capitalism disappear so quickly as soon as it involves those dirty foreigners getting a piece of the action. The Devil’s Kitchen likes to describe himself as a libertarian (as he did in a self-congratulatory post today) and makes […]

Faith is a private matter

That’s not what I said. That’s what Ruth Kelly said last year when she tried to bat away questions about her ties to Opus Dei. Funny, because that’s not what she’s saying today. I think that over the past couple of years, the level of understanding within government of the scale of the threat that […]