As a sociologist and criminologist I am interested in the loss of liberty in society, a loss that often stems from those who call themselves liberal and tolerant. Freedom of speech is constantly under threat today, as is freedom of conscience – your very ability to think for yourself, rather than to be made ‘aware’ by others. Democracy has become an almost comedic concept, used by shameful politicians who ignore popular votes, while masquerading as defenders of the people. From the growing policing of the family and intimate relationships, to the over regulation of public space and over criminalisation of everyday life – this blog hopes to act as an antidote to the illiberalism of the modern elite.