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Top Five Times John McDonnell Supported Political Violence

Top Five Times John McDonnell Supported Political Violence

James Bickerton July 19, 2017 0

For many decades, until relatively recently, there was one absolute inviolable rule in British politics. Senior political figures, regardless of party, never supported or appeared to sympathise with political violence. Well this healthy tradition

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NEW: David Davis slammed as ‘thick as mince, lazy as a toad’ by Brexit architect

NEW: David Davis slammed as ‘thick as mince, lazy as a toad’ by Brexit architect

James Bickerton July 17, 2017 0

Dominic Cummings, one of the two men who ran the successful ‘Vote Leave’ campaign calling for Britain to quit the EU has some interesting views about the competence, intelligence and vanity of Brexit Secretary

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Jeremy Corbyn is right about one thing – Saudi Arabia is not our friend

Jeremy Corbyn is right about one thing – Saudi Arabia is not our friend

James Bickerton July 17, 2017 0

Even a broken clock is right twice a day. Even Jeremy Corbyn occasionally gets something right. Saudi Arabia is Britain’s ally. So goes the conventional wisdom. We buy their oil, sell them arms and

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REVEALED: Stalin lovers join Corbyn at Durham Miners Gala

REVEALED: Stalin lovers join Corbyn at Durham Miners Gala

James Bickerton July 15, 2017 1

The Backbencher can reveal that amongst those who attended the Durham Miners Gala last weekend, to which Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn gave the primary address, was a contingent openly expressing support for Soviet mass

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Love Island describes as ‘a conservative conspiracy’ by lefty writer

Love Island describes as ‘a conservative conspiracy’ by lefty writer

James Bickerton July 15, 2017 0

Are you watching ‘Love Island’? ITV2’s hit reality TV series. It’s not a problem if you are. I won’t tell. I’m sure we can concoct some vaguely convincing excuse – you were watching if

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Corbynites are terrified by the rise of #Moggmentum

Corbynites are terrified by the rise of #Moggmentum

James Bickerton July 15, 2017 2

Moggmentum, the grassroots campaign calling for Jacob Rees-Mogg to replace Theresa May as Conservative leader (and Prime Minister) has been picked up by supporters of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. And boy are they unhappy

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Radiohead slap down Ken Loach’s ‘Boycott Israel’ demand

Radiohead slap down Ken Loach’s ‘Boycott Israel’ demand

James Bickerton July 14, 2017 0

Rock band Radiohead have publicly slapped down director and left-wing activist Ken Loach after he demanded they join a cultural boycott of Israel and cancel a 19 July concert in Tel Aviv. Loach Tweeted

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EXCLUSIVE: Former Vote Leave Chief explains why Brexit remains on track

EXCLUSIVE: Former Vote Leave Chief explains why Brexit remains on track

James Bickerton July 13, 2017 0

Last year’s Brexit vote was, I think, the closest thing the British centre-right has produced to a revolution in the modern era. Thatcher’s economic programme was certainly radical, but its influence over certain policy

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How should conservatives respond to a Corbyn led Government?

How should conservatives respond to a Corbyn led Government?

James Bickerton July 12, 2017 23

It’s entirely possible that Jeremy Corbyn is our next Prime Minister. A month ago that statement would have sounded absurd, but then in 2017 a month is a veritable era in politics. According to

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EXCLUSIVE: Edwina Currie speaks to The Backbencher about conservatism, populism and Brexit

EXCLUSIVE: Edwina Currie speaks to The Backbencher about conservatism, populism and Brexit

James Bickerton June 25, 2017 0

Politics is arguably too interesting right now. Recent elections have produced a series of shock results. Brexit, Trump, Corbyn. It’s as though the Grand National has been won by a slightly under the weather

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