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Plan A’s Green Shoots of Economic Recovery

Backbencher November 18, 2013 0

The Tory party finally has reason to cheer. After years of vitriol on all aspects of coalition economic policy from the left, Mark Carney this week declared ‘recovery had taken hold’. His proclamation is

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Local Banks, Widespread Prosperity

Local Banks, Widespread Prosperity

Backbencher November 15, 2013 0

Robert Tyler argues that newly-resurgent local banking offers a route to renewed prosperity without the hand of the State  I found this on Youtube: A rather nice little advert, that came up before one

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I wish I were in London…

I wish I were in London…

Backbencher October 29, 2013 0

James Evans examines the London-centric nature of the UK economy. ‘I wish I was in London//That’s where I want to be’, sang Thea Gilmore in the song chosen for the closing video montage for

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Third Class Trains – return to the 1950s or fixing unaffordable public transport?

Third Class Trains – return to the 1950s or fixing unaffordable public transport?

Backbencher October 29, 2013 1

Lizzie Roberts reports on proposals to introduce Third Class train travel on the East Coast Main Line. As a significant proportion of The Backbencher’s readership is around the same age as myself, I know

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It’s Grim Up North. Really

It’s Grim Up North. Really

Backbencher October 10, 2013 1

The great North-South divide is anything but great It is being widely reported we are coming out of the recession and the housing market is recovering. It is very good news if you happen

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We must fight immigration fiction with facts.

We must fight immigration fiction with facts.

Daniel Pryor September 3, 2013 4

Daniel Pryor interprets Lord Ashcroft’s recent poll as a wake-up call for the advocates of immigration. The majority of people in this country believe that immigration has produced more disadvantages than advantages. This miserable

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Tensions Frac-tious over UK Energy Future

Backbencher August 19, 2013 0

By Riley Maxwell Is fracking worth backing? On Sunday 18th August 2013 it is estimated that 1,000 demonstrators set up camps in West Sussex protesting against fracking. The process of fracking involves pumping water

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Fracking Marvelous: Why we should back the frack

Fracking Marvelous: Why we should back the frack

Lee Jenkins August 15, 2013 3

This week Prime Minister Cameron called on Britain to get behind fracking of shale gas.. But what is it, and why should you support it? First some Facts: Fracking is the injection of fluids

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Have the Conservatives got it right on the Economy?

Have the Conservatives got it right on the Economy?

Backbencher August 12, 2013 0

By Joshua Rowlands The Conservative plans for deep spending cuts were greeted with a vicious uproar from the Labour Party and indeed much of the population upon its initiation in 2010. The Shadow Chancellor

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7 Reasons The Tories Are Smiling

7 Reasons The Tories Are Smiling

Lee Jenkins August 8, 2013 2

Things always look better with a bit of sunshine on them, but for Conservatives, there’s extra reason to have a bit of spring in their step this summer. Economy All governments are judged primarily

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