Category Archives: European Union

Godfrey Bloom: Brexit Mutineers


This afternoon, on the Roberto Perrone show on BBC Three Counties Radio, our Honorary President Godfrey Bloom spoke about the recent parliamentary story covering the Conservative Party’s ‘Brexit Mutineers’.

If you would like to listen to this interview, please click on the audio link below:

 

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Brexit ‘no deal’ means Britons will be barred from taking pets to the continent, Michel Barnier warns


By Andy Duncan

While the EU’s Geheime Staatspolizei worry themselves about the UK exiting their moribund empire, and hopefully hastening its existential collapse, they’ve threatened economic blockades and political isolation, all to little effect, except perhaps to induce weeping amongst the state-subsidised Guardian-reader Remainer class. However, now they’ve wheeled out yet another dastardly blackmail threat, in perhaps the most ultimate sanction of all. They’re apparently now going to ban British people from taking their pets to Europe! As the UK has long been a nation of impassioned animal lovers, this is travelling way below the belt. I’ve yet to feel the absolute need to take my polished pitch-fork to the White Cliffs of Dover to wave it at the Cap Gris Nez, and the adjoining Pas-de-Calais, but that time may soon be approaching.

Andy Duncan is an Honorary Vice-President of Mises UK and also the Chief Technology Officer of FinLingo.Com

Godfrey Bloom: Are Remainers More Intelligent Than Brexiteers?


This morning, Godfrey Bloom spoke on the Jonathan Vernon-Smith show, on BBC Three Counties, about the recent claim by Labour MP, Barry Sheerman, that Remainers are better educated than Brexiteers.

Mr Bloom is joined in a ‘lively’ fifteen-and-a-half minute discussion by Jerry Hayes, the former Conservative MP.

If you would like to listen to their debate, please click on the audio file link, below:

 

The Social Costs of Air Pollution from Cars in the UK


By Neil Lock

(Author’s Note. This is an updated and re-written version of my earlier paper “Diesel Fumes” on the same subject).

Back in April the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, introduced from the coming October a £10 a day “toxicity charge” for pre 2006 cars, both petrol and diesel, entering the current London congestion charge zone. He also set out plans for a London “Ultra Low Emissions Zone” (ULEZ) [1]. From April 2019 (brought forward from September 2020), it will cost £12.50 per day to drive in this zone a diesel car first registered before September 2015, or a petrol car built before 2006. Furthermore, he plans to extend this zone to the area inside the North and South Circular roads by 2021.

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Brexit: What Could It Mean?


 

 

Brexit: What Could It Mean?
Andy Duncan (Honorary Vice-President of Mises UK)
A Speech Delivered in May 2017 at the 5th Austrian School Conference of Mises Brasil

Today, I wish to discuss three related topics, how they fit together, and how we can use them to help create a freer world. These topics consist of historicism, the notion that historic destiny dominates free will; the original formation of ancient states, and what this tells us about modern states; and secession, and how this relates to Brexit and to other freedom movements around the world.

In Thomas More’s ‘Utopia’, in Karl Marx’s ‘Das Kapital’, and most recently in Francis Fukuyama’s ‘The End of History and the Last Man’, there exists a constant idea from the left that ‘history’ exists as a living entity outside the lives of men, women, and children. This concept, in a nutshell, forms historicism. Read more

Letter from England 1: Setting the Scene


Sean Gabb

I have been asked to write a weekly column on British politics. Since I am writing for a largely American readership, and since Americans mostly know little of what happens outside their own country, and since American politics are presently in themselves of consuming interest, I think it would be best if I were to begin with a brief overview not only of what is happening here, but also of what has been happening. Read more

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