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Weak Idea & Weaker Arguments: The SNP and a Second Independence Referendum

Weak Idea & Weaker Arguments: The SNP and a Second Independence Referendum

Joseph Osborne March 18, 2017 0

With the seemingly ever present issue of Scottish independence bursting its way back into the mainstream political discourse, now that the dust is settling on the debates of Trump and Brexit, it is probably

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Why the UK Government Shouldn’t Guarantee the Rights of EU Citizens

Why the UK Government Shouldn’t Guarantee the Rights of EU Citizens

Max Lake March 12, 2017 0

Last Wednesday, the House of Lords defeated the government, amending the Article 50 bill to guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the UK. There’s only one problem – the EU hasn’t guaranteed the

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The Rise of the Far Right in Europe

The Rise of the Far Right in Europe

Kyle Scott Pirie March 9, 2017 1

Imagine being told a year ago that the UK would vote for Brexit, Donald Trump would be President of the United States and that far right parties would be favourites in elections across Europe.

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What should be done with The Lords?

What should be done with The Lords?

Harry Watson March 6, 2017 0

This week the government’s Article 50 bill failed to pass through the House of Lords by a majority vote of 358 to 256. The Lords rejected the bill in favour of an amendment that

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Brexit Means it’s Time to Reinvest in the Judiciary and our Courts

Brexit Means it’s Time to Reinvest in the Judiciary and our Courts

Keith Sinclair March 5, 2017 0

If you were to ask, ‘what was the defining characteristic of David Cameron and George Osborne’s tenure in Downing Street?’ the response would likely be ‘deficit reduction.’ Emerging from the financial-crisis, ready to capitalise

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Corbyn, Labour, and the Collapse of the British Political Left

Corbyn, Labour, and the Collapse of the British Political Left

Joseph Osborne March 4, 2017 0

The inadequacies of the Labour Party as an electable force began with Miliband, and have only been exacerbated under the ruthlessly divisive leadership of Jeremy Corbyn. Many of his supporters point to his double

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The Rumble in the UKIP Jungle – Team Farage or Team Carswell?

The Rumble in the UKIP Jungle – Team Farage or Team Carswell?

Kyle Scott Pirie March 3, 2017 1

After the recent by-elections in Stoke and Copeland, you would think that it is the Labour party that would be ripping itself apart. They lost a seat to the Tories, the first gain for

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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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Brexit Britain Needs a Hit from the Bong

Brexit Britain Needs a Hit from the Bong

Nathan Friend January 18, 2017 0

Generally, people allocate those who voted to leave the EU on the opposite side of the political spectrum to those who support the legalisation of cannabis. We tend to see the two characters as

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Propaganda Rising

Propaganda Rising

William Collins January 10, 2017 5

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. We have become insufficiently vigilant. If there is one thing we should have learnt by now it is how thoroughly the popular narrative can be manipulated by

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