13 May 2013

The Queen’s Speech and the blanket bans

The Lib-Con government has tidied up the law on our use of public spaces... by making it even more illiberal than before.

Books 28 March 2013

A twenty-first
century folk devil

In Moral Crusades in an Age of Mistrust, Frank Furedi adroitly uses the sociological literature around moral panics to draw out the deeper meaning of the Jimmy Savile scandal.

11 March 2013

An unspoken war on the Common Law

ESSAY England’s rights-respecting Common Law is being shunted aside by new forms of arbitrary, inquisitorial power. It’s time for a fightback.

18 December 2012

Why everyday life is tied up in red tape

The proliferation of rules and regulations on everything from leafleting to looking after kids exposes how much the state distrusts us.

Books 26 October 2012

There ain’t no harm in hate speech

The demand to criminalise hate speech is essentially a demand to criminalise people who haven't actually done anything wrong.

11 September 2012

The unfree streets of London

A shocking new Google Map shows the bits of London where you can become a criminal without even realising it.

11 July 2012

‘Freedom is not
delivered, but won’

Josie Appleton answers your questions on the challenges facing the liberty movement in modern Britain.

17 May 2012

These petty laws are an insult to the public

Yes, let’s get rid of Britain’s mad ban on using ‘insulting’ words. But don’t ignore the rest of the state’s criminalisation of everyday behaviour.

20 February 2012

Are tree surgeons really a threat to children?

For all the Lib-Cons’ attempts to rein in Britain’s crazy vetting regime, still millions of adults are being treated as potential paedophiles.

16 August 2011

Policing the innocent, ignoring the riotous

ASBOs, CCTV, dispersal zones and a whole host of other petty powers did nothing to prevent the looting.