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‘Red Ed’ turns a shade of purple via the spirit of Disraeli

‘Red Ed’ turns a shade of purple via the spirit of Disraeli

Backbencher October 3, 2012 2

One Nation. Get used to that phrase: you’ll be hearing and seeing it a lot in the run up to 2015. During last year’s Labour Conference, Ed Miliband delivered a speech so quixotically left-wing

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Those of us left behind: Coping with a suicide.

Those of us left behind: Coping with a suicide.

Backbencher October 1, 2012 0

Emma Davis, If you were asked what you thought the leading cause of death was among young men, what would you say? Car accidents? Knife crime? Would you be surprised to learn that every

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#Social.

#Social.

Backbencher October 1, 2012 0

Charlie-Marie Granby,  Facebook. The very pair of sly syllables which inadvertently dance off one’s tongue on a day to day basis. Now before I begin, I shan’t lie to you, I blog, I tweet,

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A look back on P.J.Harvey’s, ‘White Chalk’

A look back on P.J.Harvey’s, ‘White Chalk’

Backbencher October 1, 2012 0

Kaya Purchase, Polly Jane Harvey’s latest album, ‘Let England Shake’ has indeed sent seismic waves across Britain’s culture. It deals with topical issues, captures the conditions of war and boldly confronts British politics. It

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Mitchell ‘Saga’ is starting to get silly.

Mitchell ‘Saga’ is starting to get silly.

Backbencher September 29, 2012 0

Andrew Mitchell says the row over his language with Downing Street Police Officers has been ‘blown out of all proportion’ by the press. Speaking to his local paper, The Sutton Coldfield Observer, Mitchell stated

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‘Weasel Words’ Cameron, the EU, and the Uncertainty of Central Bankers.

‘Weasel Words’ Cameron, the EU, and the Uncertainty of Central Bankers.

Backbencher September 28, 2012 2

David Cameron gave his clearest signal so far on the possibility of an EU referendum, IF the Blues win the next General election… Although many pundits would rightly argue that politics is a marathon race and not a

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The absurd logic behind the push for plain packaging on tobacco products.

The absurd logic behind the push for plain packaging on tobacco products.

Backbencher September 28, 2012 0

Jess Collett, I am twenty years old. I can vote, rent a house and buy enough tequila to drown a very small elephant. The British government seems to think that despite all this, I

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Explore a new way to eat breakfast with Bill’s

Explore a new way to eat breakfast with Bill’s

Backbencher September 27, 2012 1

Breakfast is cool again. Comfortably so. In the last year or so the capital has seen a super-smoothie/farmhouse toast/salmon and eggs-fuelled surge of trendy places to eat your way off to a good day.

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Syria, The UN, and British Foreign Aid

Syria, The UN, and British Foreign Aid

Backbencher September 27, 2012 0

According to reports from the U.K. based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, over 300 people were slaughtered across Syria yesterday by Government forces. This makes Wednesday the 26th September one of the bloodiest days

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If Danny wants to clamp down on top earner taxes, he should simplify the tax system.

If Danny wants to clamp down on top earner taxes, he should simplify the tax system.

Backbencher September 26, 2012 3

Olly Neville, At the Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton, Danny Alexander went full guns blazing at top earners who avoid tax. We came up with a plan that could help him out: At the

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