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REVEALED: 17-year old Activate founder receives death threats at home address

REVEALED: 17-year old Activate founder receives death threats at home address

James Bickerton September 15, 2017 0

The Backbencher has been informed by a source within the leadership of Activate, the new pro-Conservative youth group (sometimes dubbed the ‘Tory Momentum’), that one of the groups founding members has received death threats

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EXCLUSIVE: Moggmentum organiser explains why Rees-Mogg should be Prime Minister

EXCLUSIVE: Moggmentum organiser explains why Rees-Mogg should be Prime Minister

James Bickerton September 14, 2017 1

Amongst the more unexpected political developments over the summer was the emergence of the unofficial ‘Moggmentum’ campaign, an effort by some activists to facilitate Jacob Rees-Mogg’s assent to the leadership of the Conservative Party.

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REVEALED: Pro-Corbyn media stages fake young Tory interview

REVEALED: Pro-Corbyn media stages fake young Tory interview

James Bickerton September 9, 2017 3

On Monday 4 September Novara media, the pro-Corbyn ‘alternative’ media platform, released a video interview with ‘Thomas Wellington’, the ‘founder’ of new Tory youth group Activate. An impressive coup, especially for a hard-left publication.

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Why Donald Trump is no conservative

Why Donald Trump is no conservative

James Bickerton August 29, 2017 1

The most significant political occurrence of the last few years has been the development of Donald J. Trump from narcissistic bigoted windbag to narcissistic bigoted windbag who controls what is by some margin the

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#MarxMustFall – why it’s time to tear down the Marx mausoleum

#MarxMustFall – why it’s time to tear down the Marx mausoleum

James Bickerton August 25, 2017 0

It’s time to knock down Nelson’s column. So says broadcaster Afua Hirsch in The Guardian. His historic defence of slavery makes him, we are told, a ‘white supremacist’. I accept that by modern standards

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Why all left-wingers should have at least one Tory friend

Why all left-wingers should have at least one Tory friend

James Bickerton August 25, 2017 0

When a new MP arrives in Westminster he or she is usually keen to get themselves noticed. This is understandable – even commendable. Attention is a form of power, and power gives you the

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Sign our petition calling on Corbyn to apologise to the Venezuelan people

Sign our petition calling on Corbyn to apologise to the Venezuelan people

James Bickerton August 2, 2017 0

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is a longstanding supporter of Venezuela’s authoritarian socialist Government. As Venezuela descends into impoverishment and tyranny this is an embarrassing fact, but a fact none the less. At The Backbencher

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Momentum’s class war video just backfired spectacularly

Momentum’s class war video just backfired spectacularly

James Bickerton July 27, 2017 3

Earlier today Momentum, the left-wing campaign group which acts as Jermey Corbyn’s Praetorian Guard, posted a video which portrayed opponents of Labour policies as ignorant poshos. The video features five upper middle-class diners, complete

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Corbyn’s Gulags – a July 2019 review

Corbyn’s Gulags – a July 2019 review

James Bickerton July 25, 2017 1

Note: This piece will first be published in the July 2019 edition of The Backbencher (circulation 250 – copied out on toilet paper by a number of detention centre inmates). It is reproduced here

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Is it time to build a conservative Momentum?

Is it time to build a conservative Momentum?

James Bickerton July 21, 2017 3

Following the disappointing election result of 8 June a good deal of attention has been directed, quite rightly, at how to avoid a repeat. This has focused partly on Conservative mistakes, in particular the

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