The UK’s membership of the EU, all so bad?

So here we have it, the mandatory article from a British libertarian on the wonders of the European Union (EU). Well first off I had better get it out there, no I am not pro EU, I think Britain would do better out of the EU, however I also think Britain could do much MUCH worse. I also must stress everything in here are my thoughts, there is a lot of very complicated circumstances that have brought us to the current situation and leaving the EU itself is very complex,…

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UK NHS Doctors on Strike

You may know but most of the UK’s junior doctors have been on strike leading to many operations being canceled. You can find more about what has happened from the BBC here, but this whole thing has been rumbling along for a number of months now and I can see no sign of it going away. The whole thing is caused by the government wanting to create what they call a 7 day NHS, this naturally needs changes to the contracts of employment for the doctors. Now I am not…

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UK Government Debt – The Hidden Destroyer

I challenge you to find a libertarian that thinks lots of government debt is a good thing, I doubt you will find one. That is simply because long term government debt is massively damaging to most people (please underscore the words “long term”, I am not talking about short term debt). First a bit of background, I am from the UK (you might have noticed the lack of ‘z’) and what I am writing about is specifically the UK government debt and how it works, this may not apply in…

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Fools or Whiners?

by Scott Neville Well that festive time of year is almost upon us and very few of us have escaped the need to buy gifts for friends and relatives, myself included. A few days ago I was in a small town looking for a gift for my father, this town (which I wont name) has a reasonably large college and as you might expect around noon a vast gathering of college students descends on the town centre for lunch. Just for a bit of clarity I am from the UK,…

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