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Gove Got At By Great George Street Gang.

Backbencher February 9, 2013 1

Cllr Neil Wilson, There have been many times over the past few years when those of us who slogged our guts out for a Conservative Government in 2010 may have cried ourselves to sleep

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Ending the warfare state: time to slash defence spending

Ending the warfare state: time to slash defence spending

Guy Bentley February 5, 2013 2

  Over the past several weeks the country has had to endure the terrible return of the kind of rhetoric we became used to under the Blair administration. Regarding the recent troubles in Mali

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Has Cameron Slain The UKIP Monster?

Has Cameron Slain The UKIP Monster?

Lee Jenkins January 28, 2013 3

The UKIP Boogeyman is keeping Tories in marginal seats up at night. Has Cameron’s Europe Speech done enough to kill the beast? DAVID Cameron has finally pledged to hold an In/Out referendum on Britain’s

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Education: The Yellow Perspective

Victoria Monro January 25, 2013 5

Victoria Monro suggests that the Liberal Democrats do have something to say for libertarians. ANYONE who knows me knows I’ve had a bit of an odd relationship with parties: member of none, I’ve campaigned

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How to Lose Votes and Alienate People

Daniel Pryor January 15, 2013 2

Daniel Pryor laments MPs failure to engage a predominantly disinterested younger generation. IN THE dying days of 2012, I found myself relaxing over a pint in a small Devon pub. Surrounded by a group who

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PMQs Round-Up – 21/11/12

PMQs Round-Up – 21/11/12

Backbencher November 21, 2012 4

Victoria Monro   For my first ever piece on Prime Minister’s Questions, I rather hoped for a few more fireworks than we actually saw. David Cameron’s infamous red face never made an appearance, and

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How hard does Corby hurt Cameron’s Conservatives?

How hard does Corby hurt Cameron’s Conservatives?

Backbencher November 20, 2012 4

Peter Taylor ponders the imporance of the by-election; It is easy to overestimate the impact of any by-election in the UK: they often capture the ‘mood’ at the time and lurch from one extreme

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EU budget vote; more harm than good?

Joe Ferris November 2, 2012 3

  Wednesday saw the biggest Tory rebellion of the coalition as backbench MP’s successfully passed an amendment calling for a cut in EU spending. The Government had expected to be increasing spending, but only

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PMQs round-up: The Return of Punch and Judy

PMQs round-up: The Return of Punch and Judy

Backbencher October 17, 2012 4

By Fatuma Ukwaju Conference season is officially over, making way for the return of Punch and Judy. The surprise resurrection of Benjamin Disraeli, made me curious as to what the Leader of the Opposition would

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No Tory Win Under Cameron In 2015?

No Tory Win Under Cameron In 2015?

Michael St George October 17, 2012 3

Conventional wisdom argues that the fiscal aftermath of the financial crisis has changed the former consensus that UK politics had become, at least in economics, a largely ideology-free zone. Despite Labour’s occasional grudging acceptance

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