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Recent blogs:

Why should the TPA Stand Against Socialism?

Our chief executive John O'Connell analyses the ever increasing size of government and why the TaxPayers' Alliance must tackle corporatism, statism and socialism head on.


Forcing people to be socialists

Socialism is an authoritarian ideology. It doesn’t trust people to make their own decisions and creates, by its nature, an elitist hierarchy where a few technocrats set plans to suit an entire population. It also kills.


Economic policies across the commonwealth

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth. To mark this auspicious occasion, let’s take a look at some of the economic policies of our friends around the world to see what they can teach us.


Che Guevara t-shirts aren't woke

The terrorist chic of the Che Guevara t-shirt has had remarkable staying power. If you put his name into eBay, you get a staggering 36,000 results. Yet leading figures on the left and their media cheerleaders have long excused him.


Socialism and the right to say, read, think and do

The freedom to question and criticise the government is essential for any free and democratic society. Journalists and ordinary citizens should absolutely have the right to hold those in elected office accountable for their actions. In the United Kingdom, the media and journalists are free to investigate and criticise those in power, and citizens are free to express their approval (or otherwise) of the decisions made by the government.


10 Things No One Tells You About Living Under Socialism

Policy analyst Ben Ramanauskas looks 10 terrible things about living under socialism.


Socialism is not the answer to crony capitalism

Capitalism has an image problem. It is seen as an unfair system, which enriches a small group of elites at the expense of everybody else. That doesn't mean that socialism is the answer though.


Learning lessons from across the world

Campaign manager Chloe Westley writes on the numerous examples where socialism has been tried and inevitably failed around the world, most notably Venezuela.


What does the TPA offer a young person from the Midlands? They made him a blogger

Office volunteer James Middleton explains why young people should stand against socialism and support the TPA in their efforts for a better tax system that helps the poorest in society most.


Socialism and the right to say, read, think and do

The freedom to question and criticise the government is essential for any free and democratic society.


Che Guevara t-shirts aren't woke

The terrorist chic of the Che Guevara t-shirt has had remarkable staying power. If you put his name into eBay, you get a staggering 36,000 results. Yet leading figures on the left and their media cheerleaders have long excused him.


Economic policies across the commonwealth

Marking the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth, let’s take a look at some of the economic policies of our friends around the world to see what they can teach us.


When privatisation works

Privatisation of the Royal Mail has worked, general performance has improved and customers are satisfied with both the service and value for money.


Forcing people to be socialists

Footage emerged showing the army in Venezuela ramming down political dissidents with military vehicles, and shooting at them in the street. Human Rights Watch estimate that there are thousands who have been arrested for protesting against the government, and hundreds subjected to torture.


The Nanny State

When your goal is to create self-reliant and sensible citizens, there’s nothing worse than when others interfere. 


Shooting down the red barons

In the 1970’s, Britain watched in horror as a small minority of militant activists, hell bent on causing as much disruption as possible, mobilised the trade unions to bring the country to its knees. 


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