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Hugo Chavez wasn’t a social justice champion – he was a wannabe dictator

Hugo Chavez wasn’t a social justice champion – he was a wannabe dictator

James McQuillan September 30, 2017 0

On August 4th 2017 Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly voted upon a motion to remove Louisa Ortega, the outspoken chief prosecutor and opponent to the administration under Maduro. In an attempt to enter her offices, she

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#MarxMustFall – why it’s time to tear down the Marx mausoleum

#MarxMustFall – why it’s time to tear down the Marx mausoleum

James Bickerton August 25, 2017 0

It’s time to knock down Nelson’s column. So says broadcaster Afua Hirsch in The Guardian. His historic defence of slavery makes him, we are told, a ‘white supremacist’. I accept that by modern standards

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Corbyn’s Gulags – a July 2019 review

Corbyn’s Gulags – a July 2019 review

James Bickerton July 25, 2017 1

Note: This piece will first be published in the July 2019 edition of The Backbencher (circulation 250 – copied out on toilet paper by a number of detention centre inmates). It is reproduced here

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Thanks to Labour extremism is now mainstream in UK politics

Thanks to Labour extremism is now mainstream in UK politics

James Bickerton June 14, 2017 0

Britain doesn’t do extremism. For decades, even centuries, this has been an important part of our national self-image. Our country, unlike much of Europe, overwhelmingly rejected the totalitarian appeal of both fascism and communism.

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Corbyn aide called for Britain to be made ‘ungovernable’ to resist Conservative policies

Corbyn aide called for Britain to be made ‘ungovernable’ to resist Conservative policies

James Bickerton June 13, 2017 0

Footage has emerged showing Andrew Murray, who led Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign team during the recent General Election, delivering a speech in 2013 in which he suggests the left make Britain ‘ungovernable’ in order to

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REVEALED: Corbyn’s closest adviser defended East European Communism

REVEALED: Corbyn’s closest adviser defended East European Communism

James Bickerton June 12, 2017 0

Footage has been unearthed by The Backbencher which shows Seamus Milne, Corbyn’s communications director and closest adviser, defending significant aspects of East European communist regimes during a 2009 radio interview with George Galloway. Milne

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Labour’s new election chief is an apologist for Stalin and North Korea

Labour’s new election chief is an apologist for Stalin and North Korea

James Bickerton May 16, 2017 5

It takes a lot to surprise me in politics these days. Donald Trump and Jeremy Corbyn have seen to that. But I retained the capacity to be shocked by Corbyn’s decision to appoint Andrew

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John McDonnell’s May Day speech was a moral disgrace

John McDonnell’s May Day speech was a moral disgrace

James Bickerton May 2, 2017 9

Allow me, briefly, to describe a scene. A Tory Minister addresses a rally in Trafalgar Square. He thanks the assembled crowd for their dedication, and assures them of his support for their cause. Above

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China Is Fed Up Of Population Control

China Is Fed Up Of Population Control

Chris Nunn September 16, 2015 0

News reports have swept through the Chinese media site ‘Weibo’ detailing the tragic events of a Chinese mother being pressured to abort her eight month unborn child by the state. The woman at the

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Corbyn Appoints An Absolute Madman as Shadow Chancellor

Corbyn Appoints An Absolute Madman as Shadow Chancellor

Joey Simnett September 14, 2015 3

Since winning the Labour leadership nomination, Jeremy Corbyn has started announcing his appointments to his Shadow Cabinet. Most notable of these is Hayes MP John McDonnell as Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. This is

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