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Populism Doesn’t Mean What You Think

Populism Doesn’t Mean What You Think

Matthew Cowley February 2, 2017 0

Populism has become a synonym for ‘movement that we don’t like’ in the weird political universe of 2016/17. The truth is though, it isn’t some malevolent force which guides despots and dictators into power

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WATCH: Blair on Iraq

WATCH: Blair on Iraq

Milton June 15, 2014 0

Controversial ex-PM, Tony Blair, spoke earlier today on Dermot Murnaghan’s Sky News show about the “sorry state of Iraq”, the Arab Spring, and the decisions made during the former Labour leader’s administration. We have three

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Lines in the Sand – Why Iraq must fall

Lines in the Sand – Why Iraq must fall

Old Holborn June 15, 2014 1

The hideous megalomaniac has surfaced as the blood starts to flow once again in Iraq. Blair is desperately rushing from media studio to media studio to insist that the barbarity currently being inflicted in

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In Defence of the Party Conference

In Defence of the Party Conference

Backbencher September 24, 2013 0

Ian Pendlington makes the case for the importance of party conferences. It is autumn conference season again and, like Christmas, political activists, lobbyists and journalists approach this time of the year with a mixture

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The Wrong Type of News?

The Wrong Type of News?

Backbencher August 6, 2013 0

James Evans asks which news stories should be afforded the most attention. Britons are famous for enjoying a good grumble. This particular predilection was well-parodied back in the nineteenth century by Gilbert and Sullivan

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The Balkanisation Of British Politics

The Balkanisation Of British Politics

Lee Jenkins May 30, 2013 1

Political parties are becoming regional parties, and are ceasing to have national appeal. Through tribalism and a perceived encroachment of identity politics, parties are finding themselves locked out of some areas, whilst enjoying impenetrable

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The Case Against ID Cards: A Principled Approach

The Case Against ID Cards: A Principled Approach

Darren Andrews November 20, 2012 1

Whenever we undertake to study a subject we can do so from two points of view. We can try to understand the principles(1) that underpin and govern the matter, or we can look at

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British politics and the ‘gender equality question’

British politics and the ‘gender equality question’

Andrew Thorpe-Apps November 12, 2012 4

In 1919, Nancy Astor became the first woman MP. In 2010, 143 of the 650 MPs elected to the Commons were women (22%). Of the 28 current MPs under the age of 30, half are female.

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