|Does the government care more about energy reliability or emissions? Emissions of course, by a factor of 100-to-1 judging by the proposed National Energy Guarantee:|
|As Daniel Wild explained on The Bolt Report on Monday, the government is fixated with wind and solar at the expense of affordable and reliable sources of energy:|
|James Delingpole says the “dream has ended. The Remainer establishment has won” after the UK Conservative government announced its preferred terms for Brexit (or as I like to call it, its surrender). As Brendan O’Neill explains at Spiked, the chasm between the people and the elite has never been wider.|
So it’s hardly surprising that “Don’t Know” is a more popular option to British voters than Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn in the opinion polls.
President Trump’s visit to the United Kingdom next week will be marked by the floating of a Baby Trump blimp over London. The Independent newspaper called it “the ultimate symbol of Britain’s commitment to free speech“. Count Dankula could not be reached for comment.
If you don’t know anything about Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court judge Anthony Kennedy, read these two articles. The Cato Institute’s Ilya Shapiro argued in the New York Post that he would “secure the bulwarks restraining the expansion of government against the onslaught of the swamp“. And on Tuesday City Journal claimed he would ” embrace long-dormant constitutional principles that rein in the administrative state“.
Daniella Greenbaum’s criticism of the oversensitive left’s reaction to Scarlett Johansson’s portrayal of a transgender man in a forthcoming film lasted only a few hours before Business Insider deleted the article – and banned the use of “social justice warrior” in their articles. Maybe Greenbaum had a point…
To join the discussion about religious freedom in Australia, join me at the Freedom of Belief Forum hosted by the Crossway Baptist Church next Thursday morning in Burwood East, Victoria. To register click here.
Don’t miss your chance to hear Tony Abbott, Archbishop Julian Porteous or High Court Chief Justice Susan Kiefel and many other great speakers discuss freedom of religion, the monarchy, and upholding the Australian Constitution at the Samuel Griffith Society’s conference on 3-5 August in Brisbane. Register your place here.
Article of the week:
This article by David Brooks in The New York Times on Monday is inspiring for anyone who is familiar with the leftward drift of the Australian legal establishment in recent decades. As Brooks explains, the 1970s US legal establishment was also progressive, but conservative groups like the Federalist Society developed talented networks that eventually pushed the establishment closer to the centre and normalised conservative judicial appointments.
IPA Staff Pick:
Each week an IPA staff member shares what they have enjoyed recently. Today: Andrew Bushnell
It’s now well known that the left can’t meme but less appreciated is that the dogma of identity politics is incompatible with humour itself. Not only are certain topics off-limits but certain people aren’t allowed to tell jokes anymore, as the cast of Monty Python were reminded this week. Steven Hayward summed this story up excellently in Powerline last week.
Here’s what else the IPA said this week: