David Kurten

David Kurten

David is a UKIP London Assembly Member and UKIP’s Education and Apprenticeships Spokesman.

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David Kurten: The State has no right to attack home schooling

A Private Members’ Bill to give powers to local authorities to police home schooling has passed its second reading in the House of Lords. This is the latest attack on the rights of parents, on their duty to bring up their children and on the principle that it is parents, not the State, who are […]

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David Kurten: The brave new world of trial by media

The world outside Westminster is once again looking on astonished as Parliament lurches into another bout of deep irrelevance by conducting a witch-hunt against its elected members for acts of flirtation and banter. Rape and sexual abuse are terrible crimes, of course, and must be taken seriously and referred to the police and the courts. […]

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David Kurten: Twisted logic of the Britain Bashers

After Theresa May abandoned every last shred of conservatism and jumped on the ‘progressive’ Britain-bashing bandwagon when the government’s ‘race audit’ was published, it is now flavour of the month to take pot-shots at white people, the United Kingdom or the West in general, for being institutionally racist. This is not for anything any white […]

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David Kurten: Tories have succumbed to the long march of the cultural Marxists

Not a week goes by without some new decree from the politically correct thought police. Yet recently, a more sinister turn has been taken. It has been the case for some time that the PC thought police are making more and more onerous restrictions on what we are allowed to say. In fact, it started before many […]

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David Kurten: May’s looming Brexit betrayal can spark a Ukip revival

Not for the first time, the mainstream media has written off Ukip as irrelevant, taking turns to ignore the party or to sling mud at it. Although there is a very interesting leadership contest taking place, there is virtually no media interest in it. This is the party that won over 12 per cent of […]

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David Kurten: Identity politics means some are more equal than others

In the topsy turvy world of identity politics, it seems that not a week goes by without a new class of victim being identified. This week it is the turn of left-handed people. Apparently, the world is structured for right-handed people who need to check their privilege, and now all employers and educational establishments must […]

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