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Ed Miliband: Not Socialist, Just Cynical

Ed Miliband: Not Socialist, Just Cynical

Backbencher May 9, 2014 1

Labour’s leader, says Jack Wharton, isn’t motivated by a revolutionary zeal for social justice, just a cynical desire for for power Ed Miliband is not stupid. He’s many things – goofy, nasal, and according

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It’s time to axe BBC3

It’s time to axe BBC3

Backbencher May 8, 2014 0

  Although I was only ten years old, I still remember watching BBC Three shortly after it was launched. I recall watching documentaries and science programmes which targeted younger audiences (Body Hits in particular

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Did Nigel Farage Bottle Newark?

Did Nigel Farage Bottle Newark?

Backbencher May 8, 2014 0

Nigel Farage has yet again featured in the media spotlight this week after facing a barrage of criticism across the political spectrum for not contesting the Newark constituency by-election. Mr Farage faced embarrassment during

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What happened to tolerance?

What happened to tolerance?

Backbencher May 8, 2014 0

Britain, we are often told, is a bastion of tolerance in a world which is still all too familiar with oppression and persecution. This article is not about to draw comparisons between modern Britain

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The Rise of “Big Google”

The Rise of “Big Google”

Backbencher May 6, 2014 3

Dario Panada compares Google Glasses to Orwell’s ‘Big Brother’ and reveals some troubling ramifications. We live in a world where what we have for breakfast is dictated by how well we can match it

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Russia’s foreign policy has reinvigorated debate on Britain’s international commitments

Russia’s foreign policy has reinvigorated debate on Britain’s international commitments

Backbencher May 6, 2014 0

Bradley Cole argues that the UK has the opportunity to reassert itself in response to recent Russian foreign policy. Britain is many things – a maritime nation, a member of the P5 and G8,

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Hamas And Fatah; The Politics Of Peace

Hamas And Fatah; The Politics Of Peace

Backbencher May 1, 2014 0

As Hamas and Fatah sign a peace agreement, what hope for the ever elusive peace with Israel? On 23 April 2014, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed a peace pact; unfortunately, it was not

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Questions Of Independence

Questions Of Independence

Backbencher April 26, 2014 0

Ellie McHugh assesses the implications of the impending referenda on self-determination in both Scotland and the wider United Kingdom The United Kingdom stands at the nexus of two great debates on the nature of

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How Best To Combat Gun Violence?

How Best To Combat Gun Violence?

Backbencher April 25, 2014 1

George Clough reconciles the need for tighter US gun control with the innate right of ownership Here are some stats that made me incredulous as to why gun regulation had stalled at US Federal

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Op:Ed – Workers Rights A Losing Battle In the War On Want

Op:Ed – Workers Rights A Losing Battle In the War On Want

Backbencher April 24, 2014 0

In an Op-Ed piece, a look at the plight of workers rights and a lack of real alternatives to government policies Unemployment is said to be declining, but remains at around three million as

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