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Lest We Forget: Leave Our Memorials Alone

Lest We Forget: Leave Our Memorials Alone

David Bone September 5, 2017 0

We now live in an age where inconvenient, ‘offensive’ history is being forcibly removed by the social justice left in an endless crusade to wipe out the historical and physical legacy of Western Civilisation

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A Middle-Class Rip-Off: How The Middle Classes are Using Subsidies to Bogart Art

A Middle-Class Rip-Off: How The Middle Classes are Using Subsidies to Bogart Art

Richard Marshall August 29, 2017 0

  ‘Bernard, a subsidy is for art, for culture. It is not to be given to what the people want! It is for what the people don’t want but ought to have!’ So said the fictionalized Sir

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The Death of Our ‘Grand Narrative’: Where are We Going?

The Death of Our ‘Grand Narrative’: Where are We Going?

David Bone August 26, 2017 0

  Recently having caught a few minutes of Big Brother 2017 and noticing the return of Naked Attraction, had inadvertently made me start to ponder the future of British society. I expect this wasn’t

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We’re Awful At Sports Because Our Culture Breeds Mediocrity

We’re Awful At Sports Because Our Culture Breeds Mediocrity

Chris Nunn October 19, 2015 2

For far too long, our sports teams have been underperforming. Football fans like to boast that the Premier League is the best league in the football world. Maybe it is, but it doesn’t depict

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Op Ed: Immigration And The Death Of A Nation?

Op Ed: Immigration And The Death Of A Nation?

Backbencher May 16, 2014 0

Mass uncontrolled immigration, argues Jack Wharton, represents more of a danger to the social cohesiveness of a nation than the economic benefits it brings Margaret Thatcher once said, on the subject of immigration, ‘you’ve

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Walter Benjamin – an unlikely source of inspiration for libertarians

Walter Benjamin – an unlikely source of inspiration for libertarians

Daniel Pryor May 6, 2014 0

Daniel Pryor discusses the ways in which libertarians can learn from reading Walter Benjamin. “If the natural utilization of productive forces is impeded by the state, the increase in technical devices, in speed, and

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Female Genital Cutting Can End In A Generation

Female Genital Cutting Can End In A Generation

Backbencher April 3, 2014 0

  Female genital cutting (FGC) affects 125 million women and girls worldwide. 30 million girls are at risk of undergoing FGC in the next ten years. FGC is a harmful practice involving full or

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The Con Of Britishness

The Con Of Britishness

Backbencher February 27, 2014 2

The idea of Britishness is intrinsically linked to empire. That red white and blue flag slowly flutters in the mid afternoon wind, currently flown all across the world, from Canada to Jamaica, to Kenya, to South

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Lifting The Veil

Lifting The Veil

Backbencher September 20, 2013 4

Does the right to wear what you want trump the right to see who you’re dealing with? The arguments for and against bannig the wearing of the Niqab This week’s constant debate over the

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The Merits of Political News

The Merits of Political News

Backbencher July 16, 2013 0

(Photo courtesy of NS Newsflash) Conor Hamilton inadvertently promotes The Backbencher by stressing the importance of political news. One of the things I am most often asked by school friends, and occasionally by my

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