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Wrong, but right

I happened to be watching a wee compendium of Peter Hitchens' prognostications on YouTube the other day. Now, I don't happen to agree with Mr Hitchens on... well... almost any issue.

However...

If you scroll through that video to about 5 minutes and 15 seconds, he responds to Will Self (who is also an utter cunt), with the following words...
... the time is coming when people who have conservative christian opinions will actually face persecution of one kind or another.As Mr Self intimates, the idea that conservative Christians will get persecuted for their views is, of course, patently ridiculous.

Oh. Wait. What...?

Re-joining the Libertarian Party

With our political choices narrowed so much—to, essentially, three main parties who all believe in collectivism (the only variation being in whether they take their inspiration from communism or fascism)—I have, after conversations, with other freedom-minded people, decided to rejoin the Libertarian Party UK.

I have paid very little attention to the party since I left, some years ago (2010?), although I have bumped into supporters at think tank parties. As such, I look forward to finding out how things have progressed...

UPDATE: amusingly, my membership was rejected. Which was nice.
Thank you for your application to join the Libertarian Party UK.

Each new application for membership is advised to the NCC, who in accordance with the rules of the Libertarian Party Constitution (Clause 4, section 4.1(e)) may disallow membership of the Party should it be raised in motion.

Follow such a discussion by the NCC, I am authorised by them to advise that your application of 6th October 2016 has been…

The sky has fallen in...

... or it must have, because I agree with something that Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett has written in the Grauniad!
When it comes to stumbling blocks, women’s experiences vary. Perhaps the pharmacist has invoked the right to refuse you the morning-after pill, on “moral” grounds. The fact that religious beliefs continue to trump a woman’s reproductive rights in this country is an outrage, though hardly surprising.Personally, I do find it surprising.

So, let me spell this out for any hard-of-thinking, sky-fairy-worshipping morons out there: the morning after pill prevents conception—it does not induce abortion.

Are we sorted? Do you understand this basic biological fact? Excellent.

Warning: by all accounts, the morning after pill does, however, make you feel like absolute shit.

"Arbeit macht frei"—May doubles down on the fascist state

I see that Mrs May is determined to double down on the fascist inclinations she displayed so shamelessly in the Home Office...
The Conservatives will use the power of government to "restore fairness" in Britain and spread prosperity more widely, Theresa May has said.Well, that doesn't sound like a recipe for disaster at all, eh? Higher taxes and more interference in business all round then. And note the use of the word "power" here.
The prime minister told the party's conference the UK must change after the "quiet revolution" of the Brexit vote, urging people to "seize the day".

Labour were now seen as the "nasty party" and only the Tories would "stand up for the weak... up to the powerful".It seems to me, Mrs May, that the entity that is most "powerful" is the state—it certainly has the monopoly on violence.

So, Mrs May, who is going to stand up to you and your ilk, I wonder...?
The state should be a "for…