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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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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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