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Brexit MUST go ahead – Chloe Westley interview

Brexit MUST go ahead – Chloe Westley interview

James Bickerton July 10, 2018 0

At the end of last month I did an interview with Chloe Westley, Campaign Manager at the TaxPayers’ Alliance (one of Britain’s biggest advocates for free markets and limited Government) who also used to

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Interview: Meet the man who believes humanity is on the verge of revolution of an epoch changing revolution

Interview: Meet the man who believes humanity is on the verge of revolution of an epoch changing revolution

James Bickerton July 9, 2018 0

Lots of political activists like to style themselves, justly or unjustly, as revolutionaries. The term has a certain cache, denoting an excitement that advocates of gradualism or the status quo struggle to obtain. But

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“Antisemitic incidents will skyrocket under a Corbyn government” – Daniel Sugarman interview

“Antisemitic incidents will skyrocket under a Corbyn government” – Daniel Sugarman interview

James Bickerton July 6, 2018 0

Last month I spoke to Daniel Sugarman, a journalist for the Jewish Chronicle, by email about anti-Semitism in the UK and particularly within the British Labour Party. I thought Daniel’s comments were very interesting

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EXCLUSIVE: Author Jamie Bartlett talks tech, Trump and threats to liberal-democracy

EXCLUSIVE: Author Jamie Bartlett talks tech, Trump and threats to liberal-democracy

James Bickerton July 1, 2018 0

Earlier this week I interviewed journalist and author Jamie Bartlett, who specialises on the impact of modern technology on our society and the associated subject of radical political movements. In his most recent book

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Momentum activist shares fascist anti-Semitic material

Momentum activist shares fascist anti-Semitic material

James Bickerton June 7, 2018 0

Nick Robinson is a Momentum member & activist and community radio manager from Loughton in Essex with a history of sharing anti-Semitic and conspiratorial anti-Zionist material on social media. On his Facebook page he

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Corbyn’s Facebook page riddled with anti-Semitic comments

Corbyn’s Facebook page riddled with anti-Semitic comments

James Bickerton June 7, 2018 0

Two days ago Corbyn put a message on his Facebook page supporting the annual Palestinian “Right of return” rally (see bottom of page). The response from a section of his Facebook followers was, to

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Why aren’t the far-left treated with the same disdain as the far-right?

Why aren’t the far-left treated with the same disdain as the far-right?

James Bickerton May 18, 2018 0

Note – an abbreviated version of this piece was first published by Conservative Home – you can read it here. If you teleported a person from 1970s Britain to London’s Clerkenwell on the afternoon of

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Tianah: the new film making the human case for capitalism

Tianah: the new film making the human case for capitalism

James Bickerton May 9, 2018 0

Conservative free-marketeers tend to struggle at doing emotion. We have a convincing case for sure, but we don’t always communicate it on a human level. All too often we rely on statistics and spreadsheets,

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Labour council candidate called for destruction of Israel

Labour council candidate called for destruction of Israel

James Bickerton May 2, 2018 1

Posts have emerged showing that Ali Milani, a Labour Council candidate in Hillingdon and an NUS Vice-President, has previously claimed Israel doesn’t have a right to exist and said he’d like to see the

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Exclusive: Tory youth group Activate is back – and it has big plans

Exclusive: Tory youth group Activate is back – and it has big plans

James Bickerton February 10, 2018 0

At the end of August 2017 political journalism was dominated, briefly, by the launch of Activate, a new Conservative supporting youth movement. No one was more surprised by this than the leadership of Activate

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