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What do the DUP want from Westminster?

What do the DUP want from Westminster?

Michael Shaw May 4, 2015 0

Just what would the DUP want in Westminster and who could give it to them? The United Kingdom is heading for a hung parliament. There is a real chance that the votes of Democratic

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The Coalition has fudged Higher Education policy

The Coalition has fudged Higher Education policy

James Evans March 25, 2014 0

James Evans comments upon predictions that raising tuition fees may lower revenues. It is a claim often made by Conservative economists and politicians that taxing and charging people less can in fact lead to

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Politics Gets Desperate: The Floods, Scottish Independence, and Nick Clegg

Politics Gets Desperate: The Floods, Scottish Independence, and Nick Clegg

Backbencher February 21, 2014 0

Jack Wharton dissects a bizarre fortnight in UK politics It’s been a strange couple of weeks in the world of Westminster. Whilst the Prime Minster’s been away, falling over himself to be seen pointing

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Government Passes Anti-Free Speech ‘Gagging Law’

Government Passes Anti-Free Speech ‘Gagging Law’

Sam Woolfe February 5, 2014 3

A bill has just been passed which many are claiming will undermine free speech, free protest, the democratic process and trade unions. But you wouldn’t have guessed this from the apparently benign name of

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Hypocritical Labour should apologise for hiring ATOS Healthcare

Hypocritical Labour should apologise for hiring ATOS Healthcare

Daniel Pryor November 27, 2013 7

Daniel Pryor highlights the gross hypocrisy of the Labour Party in light of today’s Backbencher report on ATOS. Today’s Backbencher report on ATOS is a damning indictment of the Labour Party. It shows that

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Could the ASBCP Bill restrict liberties?

Could the ASBCP Bill restrict liberties?

Backbencher November 15, 2013 0

The Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Bill is one of the Coalition’s flagship reforms in the realm of crime and civil liberty reform. Whilst the Coalition modernises many areas, it is also introducing two

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Can Cameron take comfort from Merkel’s victory?

Can Cameron take comfort from Merkel’s victory?

Backbencher September 28, 2013 0

Angela Merkel’s CDU/CSU were re-elected earlier this week with their best result since 1990. Will David Cameron’s Conservatives be able to perform a similar feat? Before the 2010 UK election, David Cameron visited Angela

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“Teach me to live!”: PHSE within the National Curriculum

“Teach me to live!”: PHSE within the National Curriculum

Backbencher August 13, 2013 0

James Evans makes the case for a keener focus upon PHSE within the National Curriculum. ‘Social mobility’: the two word mantra which is so reverentially repeated by parliamentarians up and down the country as

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Why Labour Won’t Talk About Welfare

Why Labour Won’t Talk About Welfare

Lee Jenkins July 4, 2013 2

Welfare is becoming political kryptonite for Labour. The public want it cut, but powerful forces in the Labour movement are determined to protect their sacred cow. If Labour stand for anything, it is being

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Oh What a Pickle Mr Osborne

Oh What a Pickle Mr Osborne

Backbencher July 1, 2013 0

By Nathan Boyd We have all been there, late night in the office trying to finish that accounts report or tender document, you go out and grab a curry or a burger from the

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