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EXCLUSIVE: Peter Tatchell on free speech, Corbyn and how some on the left have ‘lost the plot’

EXCLUSIVE: Peter Tatchell on free speech, Corbyn and how some on the left have ‘lost the plot’

James Bickerton January 12, 2018 0

I didn’t plan to write this piece. Back in October, when I interviewed Peter Tatchell it was intended to be for video only. And sure enough we published the full video, as well as

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Labour are ‘bonkers’ young Tories told at London Christmas Party

Labour are ‘bonkers’ young Tories told at London Christmas Party

James Bickerton December 22, 2017 1

Tory MP James Cleverly told a gathering of around 100 young Conservatives that Labour under Corbyn’s leadership are ‘bonkers’. Spoiler alert – he was correct. The young activists, a mixture of students and young

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Meet Sophie: the young Tory who’s call for cross-party friendship went viral

Meet Sophie: the young Tory who’s call for cross-party friendship went viral

James Bickerton December 19, 2017 0

Over the summer there was something of a kerfuffle about whether you can be friends with someone who actively supports a different political party. The debate was triggered by Laura Pidock, the new Labour MP

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FACEBOOK REFUSES TO REMOVE ‘KICK A TORY DAY’ EVENT

FACEBOOK REFUSES TO REMOVE ‘KICK A TORY DAY’ EVENT

James Bickerton December 18, 2017 0

Well here’s a turn-up for the books. Social media giant Facebook is currently REFUSING to remove an event entitled ‘Kick A Tory Day’ hosted by a left-wing activist. The event, which has 860 confirmed

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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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