Champagne Socialist of the Month, March 2013: Dr Evan Harris and Hacked Off

Champagne Socialism Rating: 4/5 (Bollinger Bolsheviks)

From 1997 to 2010 Dr Harris was the Liberal Democrat MP for Abingdon West. He has campaigned for many worthy causes such as the “right to die” and the abolition of anti-blasphemy laws. Alas, the loss of his seat in Parliament appears to have caused Dr Harris to abandon his principles. So much so that he has joined Hacked Off, an organization promoting the statutory regulation of the press. For this we salute you, Dr Harris and Hacked Off, Champagne Socialists of the Month, March 2013!

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The Archbishop of Canterbury is an Economically Illiterate Statist

The letter to the Daily Telegraph signed by 43 Anglican Bishops and endorsed by Justin Welby, the incoming Archbishop of Canterbury, is a weak cocktail of emotional appeals, vacuous half-truths and the flagrant abuse of statistics.

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