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Public life – how low can we go?

I came into politics out of fury with a political elite which was positively trampling the principles of democracy and an open society. By 2007, what Labour were doing to our country was awful enough, but then the handling of the Lisbon Treaty was the final straw: what a witches’ brew of deceit, sophisty and betrayal surrounded that unacceptable affront to government with the consent of the governed. I thought we could go no lower. And then came the expenses […]

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Thought for the week from Lord Acton

The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks. Related: My maiden speech (annotated) ConservativeHome coverage Douglas Carswell MP’s coverage Policy Exchange’s Andrew Lilico: Incentivising boring banking: an alternative approach Edmund Conway at The Telegraph: The scary truth about your banks and your savings Much more: www.cobdencentre.org

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