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Libertarianism and the lessons it has for the Left

Libertarianism and the lessons it has for the Left

Backbencher June 3, 2014 5

Libertarianism has many valuable lessons for the Left, argues Lily Summers, and the Left is foolish to ignore them On many, many occasions, I’ve heard numerous people on the right, or people who identify

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UK Generals at the ICC? Not quite yet.

UK Generals at the ICC? Not quite yet.

Backbencher June 2, 2014 0

On the 13th May 2014, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court announced that the Court was re-opening its preliminary examination of the ‘Situation in Iraq’. This decision was taken following the submission of

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Why I’ll vote NO to NUS in the YUSU referendum

Why I’ll vote NO to NUS in the YUSU referendum

Backbencher May 31, 2014 2

Tom Davies, The campaign has barely begun and already the social media shells are beginning to drop around me. The big dogs of the University of York’s Students’ Union (YUSU) has fully mobilised its

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Eurosceptic presence will force change in Brussels

Eurosceptic presence will force change in Brussels

Backbencher May 30, 2014 1

It is clear from last weeks European Election results that the European Union needs to change direction. Millions of voters from across Europe chose to voice their anger at the European Project by voting

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Cameron Is Right To Reject A UKIP Pact

Cameron Is Right To Reject A UKIP Pact

Backbencher May 29, 2014 0

…but it’s time he cut Clegg loose. The growth of UKIP over the last few years has been nothing short of remarkable. After polling roughly 3% in the 2010 General Election, UKIP has been consistently polling

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#GetGoveReading should try reading for themselves.

#GetGoveReading should try reading for themselves.

Backbencher May 26, 2014 1

  As anyone who has read Mark Twain can tell you “a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes”. In the age of twitter this may

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What Are MPs Doing About Street Harassment?

What Are MPs Doing About Street Harassment?

Backbencher May 22, 2014 1

If you’re female and reading this article, you’ve probably experienced some form of street harassment. It doesn’t matter how old you are, what you’re wearing, what you’re doing or how much of a hurry

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Op Ed: Immigration And The Death Of A Nation?

Op Ed: Immigration And The Death Of A Nation?

Backbencher May 16, 2014 0

Mass uncontrolled immigration, argues Jack Wharton, represents more of a danger to the social cohesiveness of a nation than the economic benefits it brings Margaret Thatcher once said, on the subject of immigration, ‘you’ve

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Why Not Voting Is Effectively A Vote For UKIP

Why Not Voting Is Effectively A Vote For UKIP

Backbencher May 15, 2014 1

Looking at the British voter turnout for the European Parliamentary elections, one will notice a trend: Turnout is low and worsening. Approximately 35% of the British electorate voted in the European Parliament elections in

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The European Parliamentary Election: An Undemocratic Joke

The European Parliamentary Election: An Undemocratic Joke

Backbencher May 9, 2014 5

Stephanie Surface shows how the EU’s undemocratic constitutional arrangements deprive the elected EU Parliament of any real power, and thus render the coming EU elections an elaborate charade. In a couple of weeks, voters

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