Labour’s Broken Window Economics

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN The Broken Window fallacy – Henry Hazlitt’s take on Frédéric Bastiat’s essay in Economics in One Lesson – is one of the most basic yet oft forgotten economic lessons known to man. Labour’s manifesto yesterday exemplifies the stupidity or cynicism of certain politicians who continue to promulgate that government spending stimulates the economy. It’s the policy of the heroin addict who cannot … Continue reading Labour’s Broken Window Economics

No Party Has a Right To Exist Forever

BY MATTHEW CORRIGAN History records that a little before 23:00 Eastern Daylight Time on July 20 1969, Neil Alden Armstrong descended the ladder of the Eagle Lunar Landing Module and took mankind’s first tentative steps on the surface of the Moon. Bit of a conspiracy nut? Okay, try this one: Barcelona, Spain, 26 May 1999. In the dying moments of the Champions League Final, Manchester … Continue reading No Party Has a Right To Exist Forever

Reflecting on Catweasel

BY JON ALEXANDER So, here we are, a week after Labour received a battering in our Local Elections and four weeks before our General Election where Labour are widely expected to experience similar losses if not worse.  Now, faced with their political party’s annihilation, you would think their leaders and supporters would realise the impending drubbing Labour are about to receive and work out how to reconnect with … Continue reading Reflecting on Catweasel

May’s Strategy Pays Off

BY JON ALEXANDER Theresa May has come under fire for refusing to do a televised leadership debate in the run up to the general election and journalists have been complaining that she’s not doing enough media interviews. No one has actually acknowledged this quite brilliant strategy, in fact most of the Conservative Party seem to be following her lead.  Why should she attend a TV … Continue reading May’s Strategy Pays Off