Tag Archives: LIberalism

  1. Why Liberals winning means the Liberal Democrats lose

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    December 6, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The triumph of Liberalism as an ideology in terms of the policies adopted by Labour and the Conservatives has simply …
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  2. London Bridge provides us with so many questions to which we have so few answers

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    June 5, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Yesterday morning my two kids (aged seven and nine) were building things with Jenga blocks. We had just watched the …
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  3. The furore over Jeremy Corbyn not singing the National Anthem is illiberal bullying

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    September 17, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Is it just me who is concerned about the dangerously illiberal reaction to Jeremy Corbyn not singing the national anthem …
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  4. Charles Kennedy – the most human of politicians

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    June 2, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    To anyone who argues that Politicians are all the same I give you Charles Kennedy. Despite having spent his entire …
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  5. The end of the Liberal Democrats?

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    May 12, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    The Liberal Democrats are trumpeting the five thousand new members that registered with them in the aftermath of their defenestration …
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  6. The end of the Independent Living Fund is a cut too far for a decent society

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    March 18, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    There is a concept, introduced by the philosopher John Rawls, called the “veil of ignorance”. Writing about distributive justice (who …
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  7. Homosexuality, dead dogs and hit men – the strange life of Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe

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    December 14, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The recent death of Jeremy Thorpe shines a light on one of the most controversial political lives. It is a …
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  8. The farcical use of “tolerance” as a reason to cancel a political debate involving UKIP at UEA

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    November 30, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The most depressing thing about the story (click here) of students at the University of East Anglia coming together to …
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  9. Emily Thornberry – how low will the bar for political resignations go?

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    November 22, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Emily Thornberry was an excellent Shadow Attorney-General. Actually, I don’t know whether that is true. But she was well qualified …
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  10. We need to act against Islamic State, at least whilst we still have some influence

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    September 11, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Today, the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks which killed over 3000 people and launched us into what seemed to …
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  11. Why we should have a free vote on whether to repeal the fox hunting ban

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    August 19, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    This week, Barney White-Spunner, the Chairman of the Countryside Alliance, threatened David Cameron with the withdrawal of helpers in the …
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  12. Cybernats should understand that going for the person not the argument weakens their case

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    July 9, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    I have a rule I follow when it comes to debate. If someone has resorted to personal attacks it’s because …
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  13. The “Right to be Forgotten” – the implementation devil rears its head

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    July 4, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

      When the European Court of Justice (ECJ) made its “Right to be Forgotten judgement” back in May I warned …
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  14. Iraq shows what happens when democracy is overrun by the Tyranny of the majority

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    June 23, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    As the situation in Iraq escalates, it is useful to see what we can learn about how it has come …
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  15. Nick Clegg’s press conference shows the problems for democracy of being in a coalition

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    June 17, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    If you are ever in need of a primer in the problems of coalition government, you should look no further …
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  16. Bowe Bergdahl: If you send someone into Afghanistan, you have to get them out of Afghanistan

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    June 7, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    You wouldn’t come across many Bowe Bergdahls in London, England. Born in an area of the United States that people …
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  17. 2014 election focus: An existential crisis for the Lib Dems

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    May 27, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    If we just talk about the numbers, the last week has been a complete disaster for the Liberal Democrats. In …
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  18. The internet never forgets…but it may have to now

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    May 14, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Yesterday a ruling was made by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that makes sense on paper – but it …
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