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Happy Birthday VAT – SIKE!

Happy Birthday VAT – SIKE!

Alex MacDonald March 30, 2013 0

  Monday will be the 40th birthday of VAT – happy early birthday… The Mail ran an article on the occasion which showed that the ‘controversial tax is now worth a record-breaking £100billion a

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88% of Backbencher Readers want drugs to be decriminalised.

88% of Backbencher Readers want drugs to be decriminalised.

Alex MacDonald March 18, 2013 4

  A recent poll on this site shows that 88% of our readers would like to see drugs decriminalised in the United Kingdom. 6% disagreed with this and voted that Britain should not decriminalise

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Who would Backbencher readers vote for?

Who would Backbencher readers vote for?

Alex MacDonald February 4, 2013 0

The Backbencher recently launched an online poll, in which 250 of our readers told us which UK political party they would for if a General Election were to be called tomorrow. The results are

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The Backbencher on Leveson: A Libertarian point of view

The Backbencher on Leveson: A Libertarian point of view

Alex MacDonald February 3, 2013 0

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FCO funding won’t stop Somalian terror

FCO funding won’t stop Somalian terror

Alex MacDonald January 28, 2013 1

The Foreign Office (FCO) website has warned that in Somalia “there is ongoing serious violence, dangerous levels of criminal activity and general internal insecurity”. This news comes just days after the recent statement from

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Clegg’s comments on the economy were wrong, and worrying.

Alex MacDonald January 25, 2013 2

Economic speculation from the deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, caused ears to prick among all sides of party politics. In a recent interview with The House Magazine, the Liberal Democrat leader criticised the government’s

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The Dispatch Box: Should the West stop Iran from having Nuclear Weapons? Season 1 – Episode 3

The Dispatch Box: Should the West stop Iran from having Nuclear Weapons? Season 1 – Episode 3

Alex MacDonald January 19, 2013 5

The Dispatch Box hosts a debate on whether the West should intervene in Iran because of Nuclear Weapons. For the motion are James Snell and Gareth Shanks who are authors on The Backbencher, and against the motion are Dispatch Box

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The Dispatch Box: Obama’s Britain and the Myth of Freedom of Speech. Season 1 – Episode 2.

The Dispatch Box: Obama’s Britain and the Myth of Freedom of Speech. Season 1 – Episode 2.

Alex MacDonald January 12, 2013 3

We invite Liberal Democrat Borough Councillor, Mathew Hulbert, on to our Libertarian Podcast -from The Backbencher Online Magazine – to debate about Europe, and to hear his thoughts in regards to freedom of speech

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The Dispatch Box: The Cereal Killer and Angry Commuters. Season 1 – Episode 1.

The Dispatch Box: The Cereal Killer and Angry Commuters. Season 1 – Episode 1.

Alex MacDonald January 5, 2013 2

The Dispatch Box is a new weekly podcast from The Backbencher Online Political Magazine. The hosts are Alex MacDonald, Lee Jenkins, and Olly Neville who this week discuss why Andy Burnham, the Shadow Health

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The Foreign Aid Debate Proves that the Government is not concerned with money

The Foreign Aid Debate Proves that the Government is not concerned with money

Alex MacDonald January 4, 2013 5

  The sour news surrounding British Foreign Aid is continuing to make the government look incredibly silly, wasteful, and unconcerned with its finances. Recent articles launched by the British media have ripped down the

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