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Theresa May Dodges First TV Election Debate – but Still Comes out on Top

Theresa May Dodges First TV Election Debate – but Still Comes out on Top

Elliot King May 19, 2017 0

It has been a couple of weeks since my last article discussed the possibility of Theresa May snubbing the head-to-head leaders’ debates, and tonight illustrated just what a ‘bloody difficult woman’ she really is.

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Jeremy Corbyn’s election victory – imagined

Jeremy Corbyn’s election victory – imagined

James Bickerton May 19, 2017 1

A historian recalls the momentous day of 9 June 2017, when Jeremy Corbyn entered Downing Street as the first Labour Prime Minister in seven years. It was a scene that, until just a couple

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EXCLUSIVE: British conservatism becoming more atheist claims top UK humanist

EXCLUSIVE: British conservatism becoming more atheist claims top UK humanist

James Bickerton May 9, 2017 0

I’m an atheist who considers himself to be a conservative. Not so long ago a good proportion of the British conservative movement would have regarded this as a logical contradiction. You can’t be a

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The local elections show the Tories are truly a One Nation party

The local elections show the Tories are truly a One Nation party

James Bickerton May 6, 2017 2

I’m not generally the sort of person who complains about television programmes, but I might make an exception for the BBC’s coverage of the local election results yesterday morning. It was, quite simply, one

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UKIP: From Independence to Irrelevance

UKIP: From Independence to Irrelevance

Tom Ridgway April 29, 2017 0

What a political journey the ‘People’s Army’ has been on. From winning the European Parliament elections in 2014, to forcing David Cameron into holding an in/out EU referendum, it once seemed that UKIP were an unstoppable

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Book Review – ‘Rebel’ by Douglas Carswell MP

Book Review – ‘Rebel’ by Douglas Carswell MP

James Bickerton April 25, 2017 0

Douglas Carswell, the independent MP for Clacton, is convinced that Britain’s political and economic systems are rigged. This in itself is scarcely noteworthy. These days just about everybody involved in politics, from the Corbynite

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“General Election 2017 – May needs June majority”

“General Election 2017 – May needs June majority”

Alice Stretch April 19, 2017 0

Two years ago, we were in the final weeks of the 2015 general election, with manifesto launches, ‘Ed-stone’ pledges, and sparring between Miliband and Cameron in the live television debates. To the ‘politically-interested bubble’

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General Election 2017: Masterstroke or Mistake?

General Election 2017: Masterstroke or Mistake?

Keith Sinclair April 18, 2017 0

Barely an hour after the announcement from the Prime Minister today that there is to be a general election, I overheard a student on her phone as I was leaving one of the libraries

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EXCLUSIVE: Conservatives are ‘the Workers’ Party’ claims top Tory trade unionist

EXCLUSIVE: Conservatives are ‘the Workers’ Party’ claims top Tory trade unionist

James Bickerton April 12, 2017 0

Are the Conservatives the natural party of the working-class? There was a time, not so long ago, when this question was scarcely credible. Only professional contrarians, and perhaps satirists, would have bothered giving it

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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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