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Hang the Tories? Why it’s time to talk about far-left hate

Hang the Tories? Why it’s time to talk about far-left hate

Matt Jackson October 9, 2017 0

The death penalty is a tricky one, isn’t it? We all know how the argument runs: can it ever be just for the state to condemn killing, by killing? Or, if in favour: This

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Why can’t liberals tolerate Jacob Rees-Mogg’s Catholicism?

Why can’t liberals tolerate Jacob Rees-Mogg’s Catholicism?

Matt Jackson October 8, 2017 2

We discovered this week that lots of people don’t like Jacob-Rees Mogg. It seems to boil down to the fact that Mogg, a fervent Roman Catholic, believes in the teachings of Catholicism. During an

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If an independent Catalan state is to succeed it must be pro-capitalism

If an independent Catalan state is to succeed it must be pro-capitalism

Matt Jackson October 5, 2017 0

Prior to Sunday’s contested Catalonian referendum, local media reported around 1.5 million pro-independence posters were removed from the region. Two publishing centres were closed down, several were arrested. It didn’t work. Visiting the area

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OPINION: Boris isn’t funny anymore and it’s time for him to go

OPINION: Boris isn’t funny anymore and it’s time for him to go

Matt Jackson October 4, 2017 0

We’ve all met them: at school, work, at the pub. The person whose humour lends itself to going a little too far. They’re funny at first, they’re funny for quite some time, but then

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Why Momentum’s class war video got everything wrong

Why Momentum’s class war video got everything wrong

Matt Jackson August 1, 2017 0

Picture the scene: accentless white family somewhere in London lamenting the poor underlings who seem so full of lust for comrade Corbyn. The vino is flowing, there’s a hint of classical music emanating from

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Those singing ‘Oh Jeremy Corbyn’ don’t represent the working-class

Those singing ‘Oh Jeremy Corbyn’ don’t represent the working-class

Matt Jackson June 29, 2017 0

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always had an annoying tendency to start chanting catchy tunes at inappropriate times. So it was then that on Sunday, while talking with family I started, without

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What and who are the Conservatives for anymore?

What and who are the Conservatives for anymore?

Matt Jackson June 18, 2017 0

I’ve always hated maths.  Long ago I decided that as long as I could count the correct change I’m due in a pub, I’d get by just fine. But as notes began to pass

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General Election 2017: A victory for faux socialism

General Election 2017: A victory for faux socialism

Matt Jackson June 16, 2017 1

Before voting in last week’s elections, I collared a 31-year-old who had never voted before. I was, as a local journalist, on the prowl for some stories, who was voting for who – more

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