Another big demonstration happened in the UK on Saturday where allegedly half a million joined The People’s Vote march to overturn the Brexit vote of 17.5 million people. You have to watch Andrew Neil, Chairman of The Spectator, expose the hypocrisy of Tony Blair’s former Press Secretary Alastair Campbell for praising The People’s March while ignoring an even bigger protest while in government.
A survey funded by the UK’s Department for International Development released this week found the best way to help education in developing countries – and you won’t be surprised the answer isn’t to continue throwing money at foreign aid. It’s investing in low cost private sector schools. Peter Gregory wrote about this phenomenon in the IPA Review in 2012.
Is this the most ludicrous free speech law ever floated? French politician Laetitia Avia, along with other members of Emmanuel Macron’s party, is proposing a bill to outlaw the mockery of accents. This is absolutely terrible news for Mayor Quimby’s nephew.
The Gentleman’s Smoked Chicken Caesar Roll is no longer available at Waitrose supermarkets in the UK following a single online complaint of its sexist name. I want to know why the complainer overlooked the name’s endorsement of cigarettes and Roman dictators!
There are still tickets available to the IPA’s events with the great Dan Hannan, co-hosted by the Menzies Research Centre. Register here for the event in Perth on 30 October, and here for Melbourne on 31 October.