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Muslim UK Cabinet Minister Tries to Spread Christmas Cheer

November 12, 2012

When I went to London three years ago, I was stuck by the Christmas decorations because they actually referred to Christmas.  Although like our country, the UK is no stranger to political correctness, it was reassuring to see a society that wasn’t so hypersensitive about the possibility of offending those who are offended by the [...]

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UK Campaign Advertising, Labour Style

July 21, 2009

It’s no secret that Gordon Brown’s Labour Party is desperate at the moment, but this is just ridiculous.  This photo is an actual campaign leaflet being used by Labour in their Norwich North by-election campaign.  Wow. Hat tip:  Iain Dale

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Labour Government Continues Downward Spiral: Jacqui Smith Resigns

June 2, 2009

Gordon Brown’s government continues to fall apart over in the UK as Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has announced that she is resigning from the Cabinet.  Apparently,the pressure she faced after charging British taxpayers for her husband’s porno flicks was just too much to handle. As many of you know, the revelations about Smith are only [...]

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Minimum Level of Thought Behind Proposal for Minimum Price for Alcohol

March 15, 2009

The British government is considering a proposal that would establish a minimum price for certain alcoholic beverages.  According to the proposal’s proponents, the law would be justified because underage drinking is putting a strain on the government-run National Health Service.  The proposal is flawed for all of the personal liberty reasons most of us cherish.  [...]

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Old Labour Is New Again

November 25, 2008

Gordon Brown’s Labour Government threw a political Hail Mary yesterday when it proposed raising taxes in a slew of areas, including a 60 percent rate on top earners, coupled with borrowing levels Britain has never seen before. With his party badly trailing the Conservatives in the polls, the idea was to copy Barack Obama’s playbook [...]

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A Catholic on the English Throne?

September 25, 2008

Gordon Brown has drawn up an interesting proposal that would allow Catholics to sit on the English throne for the first time in over 300 years.  Presumably, people from other currently excluded faiths would also be eligible to wear the crown as well. Given the decline of Anglican Church attendance, the increase in Catholic Church [...]

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Wasting Money Telling People About Cleaning up After the Wasted

July 1, 2008

One thing that bothers me even more than wasteful government programs is the way government often wastes money advertising wasteful government programs. Actually, what really bothers me is being caught off guard by a photo of an oversized vomiting sea cow. Thankfully this masterpiece advertising the fact that government will clean up your puddle of [...]

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EU Constitution Rejected Yet Again

June 15, 2008

Kudos to Ireland for rejecting the EU Constitution in Thursday’s referendum.  Although the rejected document was actually titled the “Lisbon Treaty,” voters realized that it was nothing more than the previously-rejected Constitution under a different name.  How do we know this?  Angela Merkel admitted it last year. The main question on everyone’s mind at this [...]

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Harman vs. Hague: Pre-Thatcher Talking Point Thirty Years Too Late

April 13, 2008

One classic line of attack from the liberal playbook is the false charge that conservatives are threatened by powerful women. You’d think conservative admiration for powerful women such as Margaret Thatcher, Jeanne Kirkpatrick, and Condoleezza Rice would have dispelled this notion, but facts never got in the way of a good liberal talking point before [...]

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