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Is the Government Deluded on Ireland Border?

Is the Government Deluded on Ireland Border?

Ben Newman August 17, 2017 0

Yesterday the Government released its position paper regarding the issue of Ireland UK relations and the Northern Ireland border. The Government outlined four aims it intended to take into the negotiation: upholding the Belfast

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Will the Irish Border Derail Brexit?

Will the Irish Border Derail Brexit?

Ben Newman August 10, 2017 0

During his visit to Northern Ireland this week, the Irish Prime Minister warned that there was little time for a solution to be found when it came to the Irish border. He is right.

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Anarchists Threaten Further Attacks on Tourists

Anarchists Threaten Further Attacks on Tourists

Ben Newman August 8, 2017 0

Catalan anarchist group Arran has threatened further attacks this week following an attack on British tourists in Barcelona. British tourists, who were on a sightseeing bus tour around the Catalan capital, were confronted by

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Attack on London Bridge Raises Important Questions for Party Leaders

Attack on London Bridge Raises Important Questions for Party Leaders

Ben Newman June 5, 2017 0

I would like to begin by sending my condolences to all the victims and those affected by the tragic events in London over the weekend. On behalf of all the team at The Backbencher,

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Theresa May’s Deeply Troubling Internet Regulation Fetish

Theresa May’s Deeply Troubling Internet Regulation Fetish

Ben Newman June 2, 2017 0

Following the release of the Conservative manifesto, and speeches by the Prime Minister, it is clear that freedom is not high on the list of priorities for her Government. The restrictions on technology that

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