Freedom V Safety

BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE Across the Western world, politicians heap disdain upon the democracy which saw them elected. Though voters have become accustomed to being threatened, coerced and shamed by their government, a recent speech from the Scottish Labour Leader somehow managed to be so shocking as to surpass all three of these tragic expectations. Anas Sarwar warned Scotland’s unvaccinated citizens that ‘we know where you … Continue reading Freedom V Safety

Vaccine Passports

BY JAKE SCOTT The British Government seems intent on pushing ahead with Vaccine Passports, for both international and domestic usage. Whilst I am reluctant to make it known to any travel authority the circumstances of my health, especially when other infectious diseases are allowed to travel unhindered, I do understand the logic behind international vaccine passports. What I cannot, and will not, abide by, is … Continue reading Vaccine Passports

Authoritarianism V Liberalism

BY JAMES MELVILLE “A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.” Aldous Huxley, Brave New World The Covid crisis has created the perfect storm of coercive authoritarianism. A combination of government psychological manipulation, SAGE cultivated … Continue reading Authoritarianism V Liberalism

The Third American Revolution

BY EFFIE DEANS When the Thirteen Colonies rebelled against Britain, slavery existed in each of them and did so legally. In Britain by contrast the Somerset v Stewart case (1772) made explicit what had been implicit for centuries – that there was no basis for slavery in law in Britain. If a slave entered Britain, he was thereby made free. In 1807 Britain abolished the … Continue reading The Third American Revolution