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Cameron & Co wise up to international aid, but not enough is being done.

Cameron & Co wise up to international aid, but not enough is being done.

Alex MacDonald November 19, 2012 9

  Justine Greening’s recent decision to reduce the foreign aid programme in India comes as welcome news to this website. According to the headlines, £200 million is to be reduced by 2015 to a

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Historic Day for Salmond’s SNP.

Historic Day for Salmond’s SNP.

Alex MacDonald October 15, 2012 3

Today was a day for the history books as the referendum for Scottish Independence was officially agreed to be held in the next two years. The referendum will have only 1 question on it

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Are the Liberals done for? ‘No’, argues Jill Hope, Liberal Democrat Candidate for Corby.

Are the Liberals done for? ‘No’, argues Jill Hope, Liberal Democrat Candidate for Corby.

Alex MacDonald October 13, 2012 3

‘This by election came about most unexpectedly and the local party needed someone to stand here. The party were aware that although I didn’t live in Corby, I had spent 6 years in the

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Think-Tank ‘Demos’ finds in survey that most want welfare reform.

Think-Tank ‘Demos’ finds in survey that most want welfare reform.

Alex MacDonald October 1, 2012 2

A survey from the Think tank ‘Demos’, found that an overwhelming amount of the public supported state controls on how people spend their benefits.   ‘Whilst 6 in 10 people (59%) agreed the government

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Chuka flirts with Labour Leadership, but is he the man for the job?

Chuka flirts with Labour Leadership, but is he the man for the job?

Alex MacDonald October 1, 2012 2

A recent private poll – released by the Tories – regarding the popularity of Ed Miliband must be really striking a chord right now in Manchester, as 73% of Labour voters believe Ed is

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David Leigh is wrong to argue for Newspaper state subsidies.

David Leigh is wrong to argue for Newspaper state subsidies.

Alex MacDonald September 26, 2012 1

Last Sunday, David Leigh (Guardian) put forward a very controversial argument in support for state subsidies to British newspapers. Leigh argues in his article that due to the sector wide agreement that printed newspapers

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Opening Statement

Opening Statement

Alex MacDonald September 26, 2012 3

Dear all,   I would like to introduce to you our new online magazine ‘The Backbencher’.  We are a brand new organisation with clear goals on how we would like to see change –

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