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    - Margaret Thatcher

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    - Winston Churchill

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    - Theresa May

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Chris Rowell: Sugar tax doesn’t have to be taxing…

Jamie Oliver’s wonky views on sugar tax have no place in a free society. You might respond to me by saying something like “Chris, you’ve clearly had it in for Jamie Oliver since inferior service at Jamie’s Italian ruined your cousin’s birthday lunch.” In that case, I’m afraid you’d be wrong, I opposed Mr Oliver’s Sugar Tax campaign long before the service at Jamie’s Italian in Greenwich ruined a family meal for my cousin’s birthday, last December. Continue reading

Robert Kilgour: Care of the Elderly Crisis

The Problem  Despite UK demographics and trends clearly signaling the need for more care home beds the reality is that:  Many more care homes are closing;  Fewer new care homes are being built; and There is a growing net annual loss of care home beds.  That means there is increasing NHS bed blocking, NHS costs and cancelled operations, not to mention that we are not providing as well as we should for the elderly in our society. Continue reading

Elizabeth Anderson: Grammar schools offer life chances across the board

Grammar schools.  Theresa May only announced the repeal on the ban on new grammar schools over the weekend, and the left-wing parties have started bouncing up and down immediately to shout about how these will fuel social inequality. Continue reading

Joe Porter: Let's create a Department for International Trade and Development

Whenever the Department for International Development is given public attention, it is usually for sending our hard-earned taxpayers’ money abroad to foreign dictators, instead of to those who genuinely need it – the poorest and most vulnerable in the world. Many people also rightly argue that charity should start at home because – whilst poverty has been massively reduced as a result of free market capitalism – we still have some who need desperately need our help in our own country. Another thing highlighted is the ridiculous £45 million spent on the department staff’s bonuses over a five-year period.  Continue reading

Peter Cuthbertson: We mustn't leave anti-war arguments to the left

Post-Chilcot, the anti-war left is as self-confident as ever. It's not only the Chilcot Report itself. They also feel vindicated by horrific events across the Middle East. Continue reading


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