In the Brexit blame game, the facts speak for Boris

They bleat about a hard Irish border, but they’re the ones who could be risking the return of paramilitary violence. This week will be crucial for the Brexit process. On Thursday and Friday, the European Council (which gathers the 28 heads of state/government of the European Union member states) will meet in Brussels. The hottest […]

EU elites use more private jets as they tax flying for others

“Climate action” politicians are collapsing under the weight of their own hypocrisy. The European moraliser Think Paris Climate Accord, renewable energy, hybrid cars, Greta Thunberg. All either a product of or very popular in Europe. Environmentalists in the United States are looking up to the courage of European politicians to solve climate change, be it […]

The scientific method is under attack

The “who funds you” routine practiced by activists is set to hurt the trust in the scientific method. Assume a scientist were to tell you that a certain mathematical equation is demonstrably correct. You could twist and turn the equation in any possible way, yet you would always come to the same conclusion. Now assume […]

The German hate speech saga

A federal court in Berlin decided that it was a legitimate expression of an opinion to call a politician a “slut”, “piece of shit”, and “brainless” on Facebook. The politician (who had indeed sued the user) and her supporters are outraged that the court would allow this “hate speech” to exist online. After having been […]

Why electric cars really aren’t that great and petrol cars really aren’t that bad

What rings true intuitively isn’t always backed up by the numbers. Joe Biden, the current front-runner of the Democratic 2020 field, promises the return of electric vehicle (EV) tax credits. The presidential candidate says that “a key barrier to further deployment of these greenhouse-gas reducing vehicles is the lack of charging stations and coordination across all levels […]

Greta Thunberg deserves mockery

At this point, there’s hardly any need to repost the video of Greta Thunberg speaking at a UN press conference earlier this week, so widely has the footage been spread on social media. Fighting back tears and with a trembling voice, the 16-year-old issued an emotional call to fight climate change that has captured people’s […]

City AM debate: is fast fashion ethical?

London Fashion Week is drawing to a close, but does fast fashion stand up to ethical scrutiny? Bill Wirtz, senior policy analyst at the Consumer Choice Center, says YES. Every few weeks, there is a new environmentalist quest to ban something that consumers like. While activists in the UK are protesting “fast fashion”, their German […]