Janet Daley: We’re Heading For Economic Dictatorship

You can read the original article here. Forget about that dead parrot of a question – should we join the eurozone? The eurozone has officially joined us in a newly emerging international organisation: we are all now members of the Permanent No-growth Club. And the United States has just re-elected a president who seems determined to [...]

Allister Heath: Britain is a country of extremes: We either love or we hate

A FEW years ago, Britain was ridiculously complacent, blind to everything that was going wrong in the economy, determined not to notice the irrational exuberance, the monetary pump-priming, the fiscal profligacy, the epidemic of stupid decisions and the deliberate malfeasance. We were a nation in the grip of an insane bubble yet anaesthetised by cheap [...]

James Delingpole Friday Column: Surrender Monkey Central

Just what is it that makes Tim Montgomerie such a massively influential voice in modern British conservatism? Is it his ebullience, wit, openness, charisma and ready charm? Is it his razor intellect and adamantine principle? Is it his journalism’s famed lightness of touch, bold insight, and gripping readability? Well, all of these things and more, [...]

Money can buy happiness

We thought the following post was an interesting read, although we can’t agree on whether the Brits are a greedy bunch or an easily pleased bunch… Read the original article here Money can’t buy you love but £83,000 is enough to keep Brits happy, according to a global survey. The nation is satisfied with just [...]

Reader contribution: The US National Debt and Federal Budget Deficit Deconstructed

Once again, huge thanks to top Bogpaper Elf David Roberts who has contributed the following. Defintely worth your time. Whilst Anthony Robbins describes himself politically as an Independent rather than a Conservative or Libertarian, at Bogpaper Towers we think that he does a great job, in this video, of generating an understanding of the true [...]

Reader contribution: Bill Bonner on Capital Account

Here we have another great suggestion and offering from Bogpaper reader David Roberts. He sent us this a while ago and we apologise for not putting it up sooner. David writes: We’re fans of Bill Bonner’s here at Bogpaper Towers. Bill appeared on RT television’s Capital Account recently, to discuss whether the presidential election will [...]

James Delingpole: Bollocks to Godwin’s Law

Another brilliant offering from James Delingpole for his Friday column. For those who are unsure of what Godwin’s Law actually is, Wikipedia tells us the law states, ‘As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches.’ My least favourite law – and there are lots of contenders: the ones on drugs; the [...]