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Nobody’s a winner!

Nobody’s a winner!

Daniel Pryor November 20, 2012 4

  It doesn’t take much to realise that using taxpayers’ money to raise the price of food is bad economics. Yet this is precisely the premise of the Common Agricultural Policy, a system of

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Cameron & Co wise up to international aid, but not enough is being done.

Cameron & Co wise up to international aid, but not enough is being done.

Alex MacDonald November 19, 2012 9

  Justine Greening’s recent decision to reduce the foreign aid programme in India comes as welcome news to this website. According to the headlines, £200 million is to be reduced by 2015 to a

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The Falklanders: Masters of their own destiny

The Falklanders: Masters of their own destiny

Andrew Thorpe-Apps November 2, 2012 15

Since 1982, the economy of the Falkland Islands has grown steadily. The unemployment rate is a mere 1% and there is a strong sense of community spirit and pride. Plans are underway for the

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CCHQ #EUDebate

CCHQ #EUDebate

Backbencher October 26, 2012 1

Welcome to The Backbencher’s live-blog from the House of Commons debate of Douglas Carswell’s Private Member’s bill for the repeal of the European Communities Act 1972, whose effect, if passed, would be to bring

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Sleepwalking into an Orwellian Future

Sleepwalking into an Orwellian Future

Andrew Thorpe-Apps October 25, 2012 7

John Richards, a pensioner, places a sign in the window of his home saying: ‘religions are fairy stories for adults.’ The authorities promptly threaten him with arrest unless the sign is taken down. This

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Merkel & European Federalism: An Argument Against Further Powers For Brussels

Merkel & European Federalism: An Argument Against Further Powers For Brussels

Michael St George October 22, 2012 10

The essence of the polity we call a nation-state can be a nebulous concept to visualise, let alone articulate. Yet, despite the apparent elusiveness of precise definition, for 364 years since the 1648 Treaty

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No Tory Win Under Cameron In 2015?

No Tory Win Under Cameron In 2015?

Michael St George October 17, 2012 3

Conventional wisdom argues that the fiscal aftermath of the financial crisis has changed the former consensus that UK politics had become, at least in economics, a largely ideology-free zone. Despite Labour’s occasional grudging acceptance

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Financial Transaction Tax – Yet another nail in the Eurozones coffin

Financial Transaction Tax – Yet another nail in the Eurozones coffin

Olly Neville October 9, 2012 2

  News out today from the hotbead of economic competence that is the Eurozone is that France and Germany have found 11 other countries to jump with them into the pit of financial suicide

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London 2012: Was it worth it?

London 2012: Was it worth it?

Backbencher October 8, 2012 2

Graham Swann, On 12th August, Britain and the rest of the world looked on as the ever flamboyant Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, passed the Olympic flag over to the Major of Rio de

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What are Britain’s ‘National Interests’? A foreign policy crash course

What are Britain’s ‘National Interests’? A foreign policy crash course

Lee Jenkins October 4, 2012 1

As I’ve been made cruelly aware over the years, foreign policy is way down the list of people’s interests. Even people with an passion for politics have little more than a passing knowledge or

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