Equality versus Meritocracy

Labour leader, Ed Miliband, is increasingly taking his cue straight from the playbook of egalitarian socialists like Thomas Piketty, who wrote Capital in the 21st Century. Writing in The Sunday Times, I point out why this egalitarian agenda is economically dangerous for Britain – and a political opportunity for the Conservatives.   You can access the […]

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Havoc on the Tube

This week, commuters, Londoners and business people from around the world are stoically enduring another reckless and unnecessary strike at the hands of the RMT and TSSA unions. The London Chamber of Commerce estimate it will cost the economy £50 million each day, not to mention the disruption and inconvenience to millions of people. I […]

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The British Reaction to the US Spy Row

This week, Channel 4, The Guardian and The Independent broke the latest Edward Snowden disclosures about US surveillance – and UK involvement. They provide further evidence of the scale of US/UK surveillance and the indiscriminate techniques used. The US have announced sweeping reforms to deal with concerns about intrusions into personal privacy, but the UK has […]

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Magnitsky Book Launch

Earlier this month, French journalist, Elana Servettaz, published a new book – Why Europe needs a Magnitsky law: should the EU follow the US? – in Parliament. I hosted the event, and contributed to this series of essays in memory of Sergei Magnitsky, along with a wide range of international supporters – from US Senator […]

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