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Save our bacon!

By Oliver Pike, Volunteer Bacon is the king of breakfast foods and as such is honoured with International Bacon Day once a year. That’s today by the way! And although bacon is near universally popular (it has been often dubbed a ‘gateway meat’ by vegetarians) the public health lobby is... Read more...

SAS: Freedom Works

John O'Connell writes for CapX Freedom is underappreciated in the UK. As CapX readers well know, free markets and free people have made the whole world richer and more equal, and have helped bring freedom of speech and freedom of choice to billions. Everywhere from the United States to Hong... Read more...

Free schools: taking the state out of the school

This guest blog is written by Bethany Wright, a teacher of English Literature and Divinities at the West London Free School. When the coalition government entered office in 2010, they found an education system in free fall. Standards had slipped and the UK was falling down international league tables, it... Read more...

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...