Reflections on the Charlottesville Conflict (Part 1)

For the last few weeks I've been holidaying with my partner in Tobago, and have only caught wind of the 'Unite the Right' march and the Charlottesville conflict passingly through popular media. I'm going to do a lot more research in the coming days, but for now I'd like to record some of my preliminary… Continue reading Reflections on the Charlottesville Conflict (Part 1)

Interview with Keir Martland

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Keir Martland, leader of the Ludwig von Mises Centre UK (or Mises UK). This is a rebranding and continuation of the Libertarian Alliance as previously spearheaded by Sean Gabb. From Keir's personal bio: 'Keir Martland is┬áthe Director of the Ludwig von Mises Centre UK, having previously been Director… Continue reading Interview with Keir Martland

Rhodes Must Stand

As I've made quite clear in a previous text, I am opposed to the 'Rhodes Must Fall' campaign, and am opposed to the radical revision of history in general. It is not in spite of Rhodes' zealous attitude towards colonialism and his galling and excessive national and racial chauvinism that I make this stand, but… Continue reading Rhodes Must Stand

The British Constitution Part II: Reservations on a Written Constitution

There has been a small demand by some academics in recent times for writing or codifying the British constitution. While I have made an effort to familiarise myself with the literature of those proponents of the merits of written constitutions (Paine especially), I haven't found anything of enough substance to outweigh the arguments given by… Continue reading The British Constitution Part II: Reservations on a Written Constitution

An Introduction to Britain’s Unwritten Constitution

There are two different senses in which the word 'constitution' is used in politics, and the tangling together of these two definitions is partly what makes the British constitution so puzzling to uncover for the neophyte student. The first type is the one that most people are accustomed to, which is the constitution as a… Continue reading An Introduction to Britain’s Unwritten Constitution