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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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Christianity Leads To Communism

Christianity Leads To Communism

Lee Jenkins April 17, 2014 3

Deputy Editor, Lee Jenkins, argues in this Backbencher Op-Ed piece that far from being in opposition to each other, Christianity and Communism are merely two side of the same collectivist-cult coin   Blind Obedience

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4 Things You Didn’t (Want To) Know About Fidel Castro

4 Things You Didn’t (Want To) Know About Fidel Castro

Lee Jenkins January 30, 2014 0

For half a century Fidel Castro has held sway over Cuba, seeing off sanctions, assassination attempts and even US sponsored invasions. His resistance to the US has made him an icon to many, but

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