Month: June 2016

Brexit: A lesson in the flaws of Democracy

The UK has voted to leave the EU. More precisely, a little over half of voters have voted to leave the EU. But the losing side is crying foul play. A petition [...]

A few lessons from the Brexit vote

The architects of the European Union clearly viewed it as a political Hotel California, where once you joined there was no checking out. Before the Lisbon [...]

Some useful facts about guns and America

American gun culture has again come in for severe criticism after the latest mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. 49 people were killed [...]

Brexit: When to vote with the Left

Only a few days to go and it’s a tight race. Bookmakers still favour a ‘Remain’ vote but ‘Leave’ is edging ahead in the polls. Politicians from all [...]

The Fed surprises no-one as it continues to try to fool us

By the time the US Federal Reserve Bank met this earlier this week all expectations of a rate hike had long since evaporated. It was of course the awful jobs [...]

Weight loss, wedding cakes and the tyranny of political correctness

As one of his first actions as London Mayor, Sadiq Khan has moved to ban adverts featuring “unrealistic and unhealthy body shapes” on London’s busses and [...]

Free speech: An absolute

It should be clear to most that free speech is an absolute: you either have it or you do not – there is no grey zone. Free speech is not the freedom to say [...]

The unjust circus of the parliamentary select committees

Yesterday, Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley appeared before the House of Commons Business Select Committee to defend himself against allegations around work [...]

Surprise! US jobs report puts rate hikes on hold

On Friday we had the latest US Jobless Claims report and it surprised to the downside. Significantly. Only 38,000 new jobs were added in May and that was way [...]

Should the government make iPhones?

How many people think the iPhone would be better if it had been produced by the government? Would you think the battery life would be longer? That there would [...]