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A selection of some of my recent work

Boris Johnson has created the most pro-freedom government since Thatcher - The Broad

Boris and his consummate team of budding new ministers embody one quality that has not been seen since the Iron Lady herself - a love of freedom.
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Bad news is fake news - humanity is a force for good - CapX

We seem to have an unquenchable thirst for Bad News, apparently taking great comfort in the assurance that the world is on the brink of implosion and it is all our fault.
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Sisters don't cry: Johnson and Rees-Mogg desert the Tories - United Politics

Rachel Johnson left the Conservative Party to become an MEP candidate for Change UK, and Annunziata Rees-Mogg's explosive defection to Nigel Farage's Brexit Party ended over three decades of Tory membership.
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YouTube is right to defend drill - Spiked

Attempts to censor drill music are authoritarian, racist and comically ineffective at reducing violent crime. It is about time someone challenged the authorities on this issue.
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Legalising cannabis would make our country safer for everyone - Adam Smith Institute

There is no good reason to continue allowing billions in illicit profits to swill around in criminal circles. Legalising cannabis is a common-sense decision.
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The Brexit Party is over before it's even begun - Comment Central

The idea that Nigel Farage was ever going to use Brexit to single-handedly overhaul the two-party system is what Robert Louis Stevenson would have called unscientific balderdash.
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A leadership election that shows the Conservative Party will never die - The 1828 Journal

The Conservative Party will not split or implode or consume itself or vanish from the political landscape for any other reason in the foreseeable future.
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Centrists should stop trying to be Britain's Macron - Newsleaf

Attempts to recreate the French centrist fairy tale on this side of the Channel have led to nothing more than a series of low-brow Macron tribute acts.
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No one can stop the Boris train now - bring on Prime Minister Johnson - VozWire

Johnson’s victory in today’s first round of voting was as resounding as anyone could have reasonably expected. He has been waiting for this moment for a very long time, and the substantial lead he currently enjoys is hard-earned and well-deserved.
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Can a new Prime Minister actually change anything on Brexit, or are we in for more of the same? - VozWire

All ten of the candidates to be the next Prime Minister have committed to delivering Brexit, so whoever takes up the leadership mantle next month will have to employ creative methods of some sort to break this unprecedented legislative logjam.
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Boris Johnson: The man young Conservatives like me should get behind - Wolves of Westminster

Boris Johnson is the unifier that the Conservatives need. Come Christmas, he will have executed Brexit and finally taken British politics off pause, setting us on the road to a bright Conservative future.
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Labour's civil war goes much deeper than Brexit - 1828

Ideological warfare is being waged on the Left between the old guard and the young crowd. Neo-Marxism versus actual Marxism, if you like.
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Why I, a staunch Brexiteer, support the Prime Minister's Withdrawal Agreement - Brexit Central

History will look back on Theresa May's Brexit deal as an extremely impressive political feat.
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Why we should not scrap tuition fees - We In This House

Slashing or abolishing tuition fees would to nothing to tackle inequality. In fact, it would only serve to exacerbate the problem.
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What is the will of the people on Brexit? - The London Economic

Leaving the EU is not a temporary thing; nobody advocated a trial period which could be reversed if we don't like it. The vote was - or should have been - final.
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Defeating the People's Vote campaign is much easier than it seems - Speak Freely

If a cartoonish evil mastermind wanted to inflict irreparable damage on British politics, a second Brexit referendum is how he would do it.
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Proportional Representation could help us fix the Brexit crisis - Reaction

It is surely only a matter of time before the smaller parties coalesce around a mutually beneficial demand for a more representative electoral system.
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Free speech and free press go hand in hand - and both are under threat - VozWire

By subtly and implicitly encouraging people to be offended by the things they read and hear, we are slowly but surely fostering a culture of intolerance in which dissenting voices can be arbitrarily shut down.
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The DUP's threats are in vain: May doesn't need them any more - Conservative Home

The simplistic post-electoral world where Theresa May's minority government was supported by the ten DUP MPs is long gone.
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