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Liberty and Prosperity
The Economic Case for Sovereignty
A nation with its own laws and a strong sense of shared cultural
identity makes good economic sense.
by Adam Smith 1723-1790
for Liberty and Prosperity
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Free Trade and Markets
Rowland Hill calculated that a lower, flatter rate of postage would not only make the public better off and better read, but increase the Revenue.
by Sir Rowland Hill 1795-1879
Free Speech and Conscience
Ordinary people put too much faith in the judgment of experts, which is bad for us and bad for the experts.
by N.L. Clay 1905-1991
The Rochdale Pioneers
In 1843, a group of working men gathered in Rochdale to discuss how to ease the cost of living for their families, and the Co-op was born.
by Isa Nicholson 1903
A Conflict of Interest
Economist Adam Smith warned that when Western commercial interests get involved in policy-making abroad, war and want are sure to follow.
British National Character
Unsuitable for Export
Our peculiar brand of democracy and liberty is a noble thing, but we should be wary of recommending it to other countries.
by Mandell Creighton 1843-1901
Poets and Poetry
Three years before the Great War, Rudyard Kipling recalled
how one English king simply paid his bullying neighbours to stay at home.
by Rudyard Kipling 1865-1936
Think and Speak