“Like a low rent Rod Liddle” – Satisfied Reader
“A patently dishonest man” – Owen Jones
“Political expert” – Andrew Neil
Semi-Partisan Politics is a political blog by me, Samuel Hooper – an erstwhile management consultant turned political journalist and blogger, currently living in London with my Texan wife.
This blog offers a running commentary on British and American politics, culture and current affairs. I retrained in journalism with London-based social enterprise Poached Creative and can usually be found somewhere online, droning on about politics, free markets, civil liberties, conservatarianism or classical music.
TRIGGER WARNING (TW): Unapologetically conservatarian views and ideas expressed here. This is not a Safe Space.
Semi-Partisan Politics is building an audience and a reputation by campaigning – very loudly and unapologetically – for the following goals and ideals:
Brexit: freedom from the European Union
Maintaining democracy in an age of globalisation
Constitutional reform and a federal UK
The future of the nation state
Separation of church and state
Opposing the Cult of Social Justice And Identity Politics
Healthcare reform, not NHS worship
Smaller, smarter government
Free speech, without restriction
Fighting timid centrism on the Right
Fighting empty virtue-signalling on the Left
If you agree with these objectives and enjoy this blog’s coverage and commentary, please do consider using the PayPal tip jar to make a small contribution to my work:
More about the author:
I primarily write about politics, especially stories which touch on economic and personal freedom, civil liberties and the role and behaviour of government.
In Britain, this makes me a libertarian-leaning voter who doesn’t subscribe to the socially conservative and authoritarian parts of the Conservative or UKIP platforms, though I supported the Conservatives in the 2010 general election, (after much soul-searching) UKIP in 2015 and (despairingly) Conservative again in 2017.
In the United States, this makes me politically homeless, though when confronted with Sarah Palin’s Republican Party I supported Barack Obama in 2008 and again, reluctantly, in 2012. The unhinged candidacy of Donald Trump forced me to favour Hillary Clinton in 2016, though this blog has consistently argued that the complaints of many Trump supporters are valid and need to be taken far more seriously.
I have travelled extensively in the United States, spending much of my time in the Mid-West, including a year living in Chicago, as well as time with my wife’s family in south Texas.
I never tire of discovering new differences and similarities between Brits and Americans, who have so much in common but also so much to distinguish themselves from one another.
And I will never tire of Chicago deep dish pizza, properly made cheeseburgers or authentic Tex-Mex food from the Rio Grande Valley.
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Top Cartoon Image: Drawn by World of Roper, used here by kind permission