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Posts Tagged: freedom
It is our third largest market – we must work with it if we are to help resolve global problems from the environment to nuclear proliferation.
Matt Kilcoyne: An unholy alliance is frustrating our freedom to shop on Sunday. Johnson should take it on.
The existing rules are inconsistent and hypocritical. They do not reflect a 24/7 economy, where people can purchase online and receive deliveries any time.
David Gauke: Big Government is back. It didn’t work before. It may not now. Here’s why we should be wary of it.
Post-Covid, the environment is likely to be egalitarian and interventionist. For libertarian, small state Eurosceptics, this must come as a disappointment.
Jasvinder Sanghera: The new Northern Ireland rules that set a dangerous precedent on sex-selective abortion for the whole UK
These proposed changes suggest that Ministers’ resolve to address this type of abortion is weakening and, in Northern Ireland, evaporating.
Bob Seely: While we are distracted by Covid-19, China prepares to seize Hong Kong – and crush freedom
We must now change the status of these passports to allow Hong Kong BNOs a quicker path to full UK citizenship.
It represents an emergency call to arms – not a permanent transition towards a command society.
If enough of us download this app, we can, through our joint endeavours and the trace and test programme, suppress the virus.
The government’s initial response was in fact admirably Burkean. The full force of law was used sparingly. And you know what? It did the trick.
Although NHSX’s approach involves a degree of centralisation, it is important to remember that the identifiers uploaded to the server will remain anonymous.
If we don’t push back against encroaching regulation, there is a very real risk that coercive policies can – and will – overstay their welcome.
How prepared are we for strict social distancing for the forseeable future, compulsory masks, closed leisure facilities – and a semi-functioning economy?
Fortunately, a decentralised solution has come forward that will allows epidemiologists and Health Departments to access the data they need.
Robert Halfon: If we stay in this shutdown beyond the end of May, it won’t be a threat to our liberty, but the safeguarding of our lives
If police officers are shouting at people with loudhailers and disbanding picnickers in local parks, then, good.
James Kanagasooriam’s Twitter thread on why the link between freedom and prosperity is breaking down
Is economics the key after all – driving the culture wars in western liberal democracies?