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The False Choice Of An EU Referendum

Backbencher October 20, 2013 1

  Cameron and his team have placed great stock in a 2017 referendum promise. But is worth a dime? In front of us, there is a choice – whether it comes in 2017 or

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In the pink or in the red? The vexed debate on fox hunting continues

In the pink or in the red? The vexed debate on fox hunting continues

Backbencher October 16, 2013 1

It’s autumn, and like it or not, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness signals the start of the fox hunting season. Along with it comes the heated debate about the merits and demerits

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British Politics: Same Old Dogs, New Old Tricks

British Politics: Same Old Dogs, New Old Tricks

Backbencher October 4, 2013 0

 Why does the UK’s Political Elite seem possessed of  apparent inability to learn anything new I’m not the bragging type. But I’m going to say it – I did forecast a return to the

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Can Cameron take comfort from Merkel’s victory?

Can Cameron take comfort from Merkel’s victory?

Backbencher September 28, 2013 0

Angela Merkel’s CDU/CSU were re-elected earlier this week with their best result since 1990. Will David Cameron’s Conservatives be able to perform a similar feat? Before the 2010 UK election, David Cameron visited Angela

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In Defence of the Party Conference

In Defence of the Party Conference

Backbencher September 24, 2013 0

Ian Pendlington makes the case for the importance of party conferences. It is autumn conference season again and, like Christmas, political activists, lobbyists and journalists approach this time of the year with a mixture

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Pro-Conservatism – or Anti-Incumbency?

Backbencher September 20, 2013 2

Robert Tyler questions whether the apparent conservative electoral resurgence is a positive choice, or an expression of anti-incumbency. Last week was viewed as a victory for conservatism. Two conservative governments elected, in two different

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Ed Miliband’s turkey is cooked, and he has to go.

Backbencher August 20, 2013 6

Damaine Gorman argues that Ed Miliband simply has to go. As the third anniversary of Ed Miliband’s leadership looms, Labour are still attempting to cope with the awkward, incapable man they were saddled with

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Hackers hiding child abuse images on legit websites, according to IWF

Hackers hiding child abuse images on legit websites, according to IWF

Tristan Kitchin August 6, 2013 0

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has reported there has been an increase in the number of legitimate websites being hacked and used to distribute images of child abuse. Over the course of the past

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Cameron’s ‘Porn Block’ Will Block More Than Just Pornography

Cameron’s ‘Porn Block’ Will Block More Than Just Pornography

Sam Woolfe August 1, 2013 5

Jim Killock, from the Open Rights Group, originally criticised Cameron’s ‘porn block’ on the basis that it was an attack on our online freedoms, and that illegal material could be better tackled with better

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UK Government Outpaced by Cyber-Crime

UK Government Outpaced by Cyber-Crime

Tristan Kitchin July 30, 2013 2

Concerns have been raised regarding the problem of Internet crime, after a committee of MPs on Tuesday said Britain was too complacent in its actions against it. After a ten-month inquiry into the matter,

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