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Does the UK Have a Corruption Problem?

Does the UK Have a Corruption Problem?

Sam Woolfe June 16, 2014 0

While many do not view the UK as being a corrupt country, corruption still operates in some key sectors and institutions. So how exactly do these sectors and institutions fall prey to corruption? One

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The Bent Wizards of Hogwarts

The Bent Wizards of Hogwarts

Old Holborn December 17, 2013 2

 Well that didn’t take long, did it? After being released from a nine month prison sentence for theft (of which he served just a quarter), Baron Hanningfield runs back to his non elected post

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Trouble In Thailand

Trouble In Thailand

Backbencher December 6, 2013 3

Robert Tyler explains the background to the current political unrest. Thailand is in the middle of a power struggle. The South-East Asian country, whose political system is not too dissimilar from our own, in

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Selling the case against foreign aid

Selling the case against foreign aid

Backbencher August 6, 2013 1

Eleanor Sharman discusses effective ways to argue for a libertarian approach to foreign aid. Most people reading this will be familiar with the arguments against foreign aid. And, what’s more, a good proportion will

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Zimbabwe still waiting for real democracy

Zimbabwe still waiting for real democracy

Andrew Thorpe-Apps August 5, 2013 0

For an entire generation in the West, the name ‘Zimbabwe’ will be synonymous with hyperinflation, economic turmoil and fraudulent elections. The economic implosion that has characterised Mugabe’s 33 years of despotic and ruthless administration

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Lobbying for Direct Democracy

Lobbying for Direct Democracy

Backbencher June 12, 2013 1

By Allrik Birch You might have noticed that the two MPs recently at the centre of “lobbying scandals”, Tim Yeo and Patrick Mercer, are two with the privilege of having safe seats. Yeo has

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How To Save Pakistan

How To Save Pakistan

Lee Jenkins May 2, 2013 0

The Army is killing Pakistan. But it’s the only thing that can rescue it. Pakistan is not alone in suffering the ravages of instability, corruption and violence. But its size, location and nuclear arsenal

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Should the fate of Syria rest on the West?

Should the fate of Syria rest on the West?

Backbencher November 20, 2012 1

Oliver Demaine discusses; The Arab-Spring, one of the most revolutionary times the middle-east has seen for centuries. Leaders fought off their position of ‘solid’ power by the people of the States they have ruled

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Cameron & Co wise up to international aid, but not enough is being done.

Cameron & Co wise up to international aid, but not enough is being done.

Alex MacDonald November 19, 2012 9

  Justine Greening’s recent decision to reduce the foreign aid programme in India comes as welcome news to this website. According to the headlines, £200 million is to be reduced by 2015 to a

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