Author Archives: Ben Thomas

Scaling Up: What the local election results mean in the context of the snap general

Introduction The UK’s local election system is pretty opaque and complex and, as a result of this, most people are pretty much in the dark as to what local election results actually say about the progress of the parties nationwide. … Continue reading

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Abortion and Libertarian Ethics (plus a little Freedom of Speech)

I’ve been on a hiatus from blogging on Liberal Rubbish throughout my Master’s year. Having recently graduated, I thought I’d dive back into the world of blogging with a fairly light and non-controversial topic: Abortion. I recently had a discussion … Continue reading

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The Railways – Nationalise, Privatise, or Leave Well Alone?

Franchising, for all its oddities, really is the best of both worlds. Continue reading

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Confused about Political Apathy? Look in the Mirror.

I recently read this article from Nottinghamshire Skeptics. It’s about a talk they put on recently and the reaction they received. It’s neither uncommon nor surprising, but something about this story riled me up to write down some thoughts that … Continue reading

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Who killed Goliath?

I’m about to quote the Bible: “Then there was another battle with the Philistines at Gob; and Elhanan son of Jaare-oregim, the Bethlehemite, killed Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam.” 2 Samuel 21:19 … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to my Christian Friends

It’s been a long time since I last updated this blog. Since I last posted anything, my life has gone through something of an upheaval and I haven’t really been able to find the time or head-space to write anything … Continue reading

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The Meta-Ethics of Neo-Calvinism

Neo-Calvinism is a very strange theism. Seemingly a fusion, some would say confusion, of two schools of thought on the divine that have been competing with each other since the days of the first Greek philosophers, it has the capacity … Continue reading

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