Politics

Why I’m a Liberal Democrat

Fundamentally my political opinions are a mixture of economic and social liberalism which leaves me with one party that represents my views, but for me there are more reasons to support the Liberal Democrats. Economically I believe the Liberal Democrats have the right balance between letting markets function, and intervening in order to correct for… Continue reading Why I’m a Liberal Democrat

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Is it morally acceptable to buy cars from Volkswagen?

Is it morally acceptable to buy cars from Volkwagen The title seems silly I know, but It’s a serious point, is it morally acceptable to buy goods from companies that used slave labour and that were closely associated with the Nazi regime. How long ago does a company’s crimes have to be before they can… Continue reading Is it morally acceptable to buy cars from Volkswagen?

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Why having a trade deficit doesn’t mean a good free trade deal.

Something I’ve seen being said a lot is that because the UK a high trade deficit it means the UK can get a good free trade deal with Europe.  The logic behind the statement sounds sound (ayy), that they want to carry on exporting stuff to UK, which they currently do and if tariffs were placed on… Continue reading Why having a trade deficit doesn’t mean a good free trade deal.

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