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We need to talk about left-wing violence

We need to talk about left-wing violence

James Bickerton March 11, 2017 1

Ok, so we need to talk about left-wing violence. Not of course that violence is intrinsically left-wing, nor that all left-wingers are violent. Both of those statements are nonsense. But there is a definite

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Theresa May is Wrong to Blame Free Markets

Theresa May is Wrong to Blame Free Markets

Ben Ramanauskas October 6, 2016 0

‘The good that government can do’ was the repeated refrain of Theresa May’s closing speech at the Conservative Party conference on Wednesday. It is certainly true that the State can do good by maintaining

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Why Grammar Schools Will Revitalise Equality of Opportunity

Why Grammar Schools Will Revitalise Equality of Opportunity

Matthew Cowley August 16, 2016 0

Theresa May and Education Secretary Justine Greening have indicated the return of Grammar Schools to the mainstream of British education. While many commentators have reacted with hostility – sometimes going so far as to argue

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UK politics needs a realignment, but this can only happen with the introduction of PR

UK politics needs a realignment, but this can only happen with the introduction of PR

Ioan Phillips July 29, 2016 0

The kaleidoscope of British politics is in a state of flux post-Brexit. By dividing Britain between pro and anti-globalisation forces, the EU referendum revealed old political dividing lines to be redundant. This should be

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The Cabinet of Theresa May

The Cabinet of Theresa May

Alexander Fiúza July 18, 2016 0

Almost immediately after her ascent to Downing Street, Theresa May began a sweeping reshuffle. Now that her new cabinet has become clear, it is worth looking into the implications of these changes. Reconciliation on

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Britain has Voted for Freedom

Britain has Voted for Freedom

Thomas Walker June 24, 2016 0

Brexit is happening. We at The Backbencher see this as a triumph for freedom and democracy. The British people have demonstrated enormous intelligence and independent mindedness in disregarding the overwhelming narrative of fear and pessimism

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Shock as Government Comes Up With Sensible Idea

Shock as Government Comes Up With Sensible Idea

Thomas Walker June 17, 2016 1

The Government’s Energy Select Committee has proposed breaking up National Grid, the company tasked with operating the entire UK electricity and gas network. MP Angus Brendan MacNeil said the proposals to move to an American

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U-turns have characterised this Conservative government

U-turns have characterised this Conservative government

Chloe Mingay May 20, 2016 0

A year ago we saw perhaps the most surprising and spectacularly dramatic General Election results night. Bit optimistic! is all I had to say to the exit polls. I woke up as a devastated

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The New Establishment vs. The Scottish People – SNP Guilty of Doublethink on Brexit.

The New Establishment vs. The Scottish People – SNP Guilty of Doublethink on Brexit.

Alan Findlay April 6, 2016 1

‘’Doublethink’’ – noun.   The acceptance of, or mental capacity to accept contrary opinions or beliefs at the same time, especially as a result of political indoctrination.   One year ago, the SNP were

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The National Living Wage: Jeopardising 60,000 Jobs

The National Living Wage: Jeopardising 60,000 Jobs

Sophie Sandor April 1, 2016 0

Today the National Living Wage was implemented in the UK making it a legal requirement for employers to pay their workers who are over 25 years old at least £7.20 per hour, which is 10% up

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