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An Englishman's home is his council house

By Dougal Burrowes, Volunteer Last week marked a century of council housing, as introduced in the Addison Act 1919. It paved the way for funds for local councils to build 500,000 houses in three years. Now 100 years later and Britain needs 250,000 built every year just to keep up... Read more...

Don't sugar-coat sin taxes

By Michael Ward, Volunteer This July, the UK saw record breaking peaks in temperature all around the country. Britons eager to enjoy the tropical heat flocked to the beach, donning their umbrella hats, and of course tucking into a cone of cool ice cream. But there’s a bitter taste on... Read more...

SAS: Safeguarding Silicon Valley

To find out more about the Stand Against Socialism (SAS) campaign, click here By Dougal Burrowes, Volunteer The last few days have been big for big tech; Facebook, Alphabet (Google) and Twitter have all released their financial results from the second quarter. Since last year, Facebook’s weekly usage has increased... Read more...

5 tax cuts for the new PM

1. Stamp duty land tax It is encouraging to see that the new prime minister has considered raising the threshold for paying stamp duty as well as lowering the top rate. However, he should go further and abolish stamp duty completely. There is a housing crisis in this country, with... Read more...

SAS: Greek voters - socialism's Achilles' heel?

To find out more about the Stand Against Socialism (SAS) campaign, click here By Thomas Young, Volunteer In the latest of many election surprises in the past year, Greece has elected a new majority centre-right government for the first time in a decade. The New Democracy party, now led by... Read more...

SAS: Scandinavian socialism?

To find out more about the Stand Against Socialism (SAS) campaign, click here By Olivia Lever, Volunteer The most common argument I hear from left wing commentators about why socialism is such a grand idea is that Scandinavia is a socialist utopia. However, after attending an event at the Institute... Read more...

Sadiq Khan: The cat that got the cream?

By Chloe Westley, Campaign Manager I love summertime in Britain. Tesco running out of bags of ice, the smell of BBQs that get used once or twice a year, long summer evenings, cricket, Love Island (yes, guilty) and everyone taking a break from complaining about how cold it is, to... Read more...

SAS: The worst products of socialism

To find out more about the Stand Against Socialism (SAS) campaign, click here   by Harry Fone, Grassroots Campaign ManagerOver the years socialist countries have produced some truly abysmal products. When workers are stripped of economic incentives market signals are severely distorted. This blog highlights some of the worst goods... Read more...

SAS: Quotes from comrades

To find out more about the Stand Against Socialism (SAS) campaign, click here Mondays can be hard. To help you get through the week ahead, we've put together a list of inspirational quotes from our socialist heroes around the globe. “No mercy for these enemies of the people, the enemies... Read more...