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Labour’s Brexit betrayal gives the Conservatives an opportunity

Labour’s Brexit betrayal gives the Conservatives an opportunity

Sam Ancliff December 15, 2017 0

Roughly two-thirds of Parliamentary Constituencies that currently have a Labour MP voted to Leave and almost all of these Labour incumbents saw their majorities dropped significantly. Looking at some of the strongest Vote Leave

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Momentum’s Labour Party takeover continues

Momentum’s Labour Party takeover continues

Sam Ancliff December 4, 2017 1

The Conservative Party has always welcomed many conflicting views; often being described as a “broad church”. One could argue that it is the many different flavours of Conservativism that has granted the party such

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Opinion: Free markets can solve Britain’s housing crisis

Opinion: Free markets can solve Britain’s housing crisis

Sam Ancliff November 26, 2017 0

Free markets mean free people; many times we have heard conservatives say those five words? But regulation always seems to creep into our “free” markets, often for many sensible reasons; protecting the environment, promoting

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Are Britain’s mining towns turning Conservative?

Are Britain’s mining towns turning Conservative?

Sam Ancliff November 24, 2017 0

Constituencies based upon coalfields have long been safe havens for Labour, especially in recent decades after the closing of many of the mines have been attributed to Thatcher’s term as Prime Minister. This misguided

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Activate had a bumpy start – but we’ve got big plans for the future

Activate had a bumpy start – but we’ve got big plans for the future

Sam Ancliff November 20, 2017 0

When I first became involved with the formation of Activate, I was hopeful but not overly confident of success. Activate wasn’t manufactured and there was little-consolidated direction in its origin, I struggle to pinpoint

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Opinion: It’s more than a slogan – Theresa May really is strong and stable

Opinion: It’s more than a slogan – Theresa May really is strong and stable

Sam Ancliff November 13, 2017 0

Attempted coups, plotting ministers, Brexit, a lost majority, scandal after scandal and Anna Soubry getting as much TV time as she possibly can, it is hard to think of a Prime Minister, or even

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The Conservative case for a Universal Basic Income

The Conservative case for a Universal Basic Income

Sam Ancliff November 11, 2017 0

A Universal Basic Income (UBI) is something that has often been talked about among regional authorities and more rarely by national Governments, it is not a new concept by any means but it is

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What’s it like going to the job centre in modern Britain?

What’s it like going to the job centre in modern Britain?

Sam Ancliff October 19, 2017 0

At the beginning of September, I found myself in need of a job. I was a civil servant on a fixed term contract which ended a couple of months prematurely, this without a doubt

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