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Alex Salmond’s Russia Today show shames Scottish nationalism

Alex Salmond’s Russia Today show shames Scottish nationalism

James Bickerton November 13, 2017 0

All politicians lie, it’s true, but few do so as shamelessly as Alex Salmond. In terms of sheer quantity of deceptions I’ll admit he’s far from the worst offender. Some political figures lie far

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500 anarchists attend London ‘Million Mask March’

500 anarchists attend London ‘Million Mask March’

James Bickerton November 6, 2017 0

Around 400-500 anarchists marched through London as part of the annual ‘Million Mask March’ on 5 November. If you’re doing the maths (which they’d probably rather you didn’t) that’s only around 999,500 less protesters

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EXCLUSIVE: Peter Tatchell attacks hard-left fans of Venezuela

EXCLUSIVE: Peter Tatchell attacks hard-left fans of Venezuela

James Bickerton November 5, 2017 0

Speaking to The Backbencher longstanding human rights activist Peter Tatchell hit out against the ‘love which many on the left have with Venezuela’. He noted that ‘this regime is maintaining itself in power with

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EXCLUSIVE: Peter Tatchell compares hard-left Putin support to apartheid

EXCLUSIVE: Peter Tatchell compares hard-left Putin support to apartheid

James Bickerton November 3, 2017 0

Veteran gay rights activist Peter Tatchell used an interview with The Backbencher to slam that section of the left which is sympathetic to Putin’s Russia. Tatchell, who was badly beaten at the 2007 Moscow

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Young Tory urged to commit suicide by hard-left trolls

Young Tory urged to commit suicide by hard-left trolls

James Bickerton October 24, 2017 2

Last week Shannon, a 21 year old female conservative, made her first trip to Parliament. Inspired by the visit she Tweeted ‘”All Tories are rich, older men” – Hi, my name is Shannon, I’m 21

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EXCLUSIVE: What was it like being a Jew at the Labour Party Conference?

EXCLUSIVE: What was it like being a Jew at the Labour Party Conference?

James Bickerton October 15, 2017 0

David Collier is a British Jew who specialises in going undercover to find and expose anti-Semitism. There was a time when such work would have meant being submerged in the open sewer that is

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EXCLUSIVE: UKIP leadership candidate talks Brexit and Anne Marie Waters

EXCLUSIVE: UKIP leadership candidate talks Brexit and Anne Marie Waters

James Bickerton September 29, 2017 0

Later today, in the Devon seaside town of Torquay, the United Kingdom Independence Party will announce its new leader. It’s unlikely to be a tame affair. The choice UKIP members have made will have

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EXCLUSIVE: Activate leader explains groups motives and future plans

EXCLUSIVE: Activate leader explains groups motives and future plans

James Bickerton September 18, 2017 0

For a few days earlier this month one of the biggest political stories in Britain was the emergence of a new conservative youth group, Activate. For an organisation founded on £50, and which has

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