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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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‘Zionists’ blamed for Grenfell Tower tragedy at London hate march

‘Zionists’ blamed for Grenfell Tower tragedy at London hate march

James Bickerton June 19, 2017 0

A speaker at yesterday’s Al-Quds day rally in London, an annual event attended by those who regard the Israeli state as illegitimate, claimed that ‘Zionists’ were responsible for the disastrous Grenfell Tower fire which

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Thanks to Labour extremism is now mainstream in UK politics

Thanks to Labour extremism is now mainstream in UK politics

James Bickerton June 14, 2017 0

Britain doesn’t do extremism. For decades, even centuries, this has been an important part of our national self-image. Our country, unlike much of Europe, overwhelmingly rejected the totalitarian appeal of both fascism and communism.

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Corbyn aide called for Britain to be made ‘ungovernable’ to resist Conservative policies

Corbyn aide called for Britain to be made ‘ungovernable’ to resist Conservative policies

James Bickerton June 13, 2017 0

Footage has emerged showing Andrew Murray, who led Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign team during the recent General Election, delivering a speech in 2013 in which he suggests the left make Britain ‘ungovernable’ in order to

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REVEALED: Corbyn’s closest adviser defended East European Communism

REVEALED: Corbyn’s closest adviser defended East European Communism

James Bickerton June 12, 2017 0

Footage has been unearthed by The Backbencher which shows Seamus Milne, Corbyn’s communications director and closest adviser, defending significant aspects of East European communist regimes during a 2009 radio interview with George Galloway. Milne

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