Carillion shows that capitalism works

The collapse of construction giant Carillion is unfortunate. Shareholders are wiped out, services disrupted, 20,000 jobs are at risk and there will be ramifications down the supply chain. But most worryingly, the incident gives new impetus to a misguided and false agenda against capitalism and the private sector. It comes at a time when the public mood is [...]

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Not real socialism: Scandinavia’s free market credentials

The on-going collapse of Venezuela has once again highlighted the failure of socialism as an economic system, with the South American basket case added to the scrap heap of [...]

The crimes and punishment of Toby Young

So today Toby Young resigned from his position at the Office for Students, after a relentless campaign against his appointment from the left of British politics, who smelled [...]

Rail fail?

The 2nd of January can be a miserable experience. With storm Elanor approaching the UK, this year it was cold and rainy and, to compound the misery for many commuters, [...]

When social justice means no justice

In the wake of the Hollywood sexual harassment scandal, which started with Harvey Weinstein but has by now spread far beyond Tinseltown, sexual misconduct is a hot topic. But [...]

In defence of profits

Profits have a bad name these days. The resurgent far left has historically had an inherent and profound distrust of the profit motive, owing back to Marx’s concept of [...]

When SJWs eat their own

As the year draws to a close, one thing we will remember 2017 for is that this was the year when the social justice movement really started eating their own. Yes, SJWs still [...]

Patronising the minorities

The quest for “social justice” is not a new phenomenon. The history of political movements seeking to even out perceived inequities in the distribution of wealth, power [...]

Labour’s dishonest something for nothing pitch

Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell have radical plans for Britain’s future. They often talk about transforming the country, and McDonnell is unapologetic in describing his [...]

Group thinking: dangers of the quest for “social justice”

‘The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably [...]

The real climate change denial

The Paris Agreement sets out a global action plan to combat climate change. The stated goal is to keep global temperature increases ‘well below 2°C above pre-industrial [...]