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How NOT to stop the BNP…

By Mark Littlewood
June 9th, 2009 at 4:50 pm | 31 Comments | Posted in UK Politics

What were these people thinking? Are they actually paid agents of Nick Griffin? Madness.



Tariff Reform Will Tax Poor Men’s Cupboards to Save Rich Men’s Pockets

By Ed Joyce
May 15th, 2009 at 10:03 pm | 12 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

The slogan “Tariff Reform Will Tax Poor Mens Cupboards to Save Rich Mens Pockets”, was adopted by liberals of the distant past, but it remains just as true in today as it was then. 15th May is the anniversary of the repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846, an early victory by Liberals and others in the battle for free trade. The Campaign was mounted by the Anti Corn Law League led by the 19th Century Liberals Coben and Bright.

The global credit crunch and associated recession is encouraging some to argue for protectionism. Gordon Browns attempt in farce when the slogan ‘British Jobs for British Workers’ was apparently rejected by his own party and adopted by the BNP instead.

As Classical Liberals it is critical that we continue to expose the folly of protectionism from the past, such as the Smoot Hawley tariff act

The explanation of the effect of protectionism in the past by libertarians and others has played a central role in stopping protectionism in the current recession, and thats a good reason to celebrate today the sucesses of 1846.

Ed Joyce


Labour collapses to 22% in latest opinion poll

By Mark Littlewood
May 14th, 2009 at 11:33 pm | 7 Comments | Posted in UK Politics

The latest opinion poll, conducted by yougov, is in The Sun. It shows the Labour vote at an all-time low of 22%, with the Tories on 41% and the LibDems on 19%.  This is the first poll to fully take account of reaction to the Fiddlegate revelations -and shows the minor parties on a combined total of 18%.

This puts Labour in possible meltdown territory in a General Election – and suggests a collosal number of votes for fringe parties on June 4th. At the last Euro elections, in 2004, 64% voted for the “big three” and 36% of voters voted for minority parties. The British National Party must be licking their lips. I’d be amazed if BNP leader Nick Griffin isn’t now elected as an MEP in the the North West region.

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