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Democracy – Inevitable Or Not?

Backbencher March 15, 2013 0

In the second of a two-part series, Sami Steinbock discusses whether democratisation is inevitable, once a society reaches a certain level of development. One of the most popular axioms of political theory is that

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Is Italy Beyond Repair?

Backbencher March 7, 2013 1

  Why the most important election in the last two weeks  was in Italy, not Eastleigh As I write this, amidst the fallout of the Eastleigh by-election, I can’t help but conclude that the

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It’s the economy, stupid! Dealing with the UKIP threat.

It’s the economy, stupid! Dealing with the UKIP threat.

Backbencher March 4, 2013 3

  Allrik Birch,   As some of you might be aware, I recently defected from UKIP to the Conservatives. UKIP is not a libertarian party. Nor is it a party with a sound economic

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Obama and America Need Deep Economic Cuts

Obama and America Need Deep Economic Cuts

James Snell March 4, 2013 2

  The United States has a lot going for it: a vibrant (if gaudy) democracy and strong senses of personal freedom and national self-confidence. It is laid low by the perpetual partisan rumblings of

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High Speed Boondoggle

Backbencher January 31, 2013 11

Bob Foster questions the point and purpose of HS2. THE Government recently announced the proposed route for Phase 2 of High Speed 2, also known as HS2, which is the new high-speed railway line planned

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Zero Credibility For The Chancellor’s Osbrownomics

Zero Credibility For The Chancellor’s Osbrownomics

Michael St George December 10, 2012 3

Only short political memories will have forgotten the damage George Osborne’s credibility as Chancellor suffered in the wake of the March 2012 Budget: the embarrassments and subsequent U-turns on his micro-economic blunders over pasty

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Nobody’s a winner!

Nobody’s a winner!

Daniel Pryor November 20, 2012 4

  It doesn’t take much to realise that using taxpayers’ money to raise the price of food is bad economics. Yet this is precisely the premise of the Common Agricultural Policy, a system of

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So – Who Really Won The US Election?

So – Who Really Won The US Election?

Michael St George November 8, 2012 3

Popular belief has it that the 2012 US Election ended in a narrow re-endorsement of the incumbent Barack Obama. He didn’t deserve it, for all sorts of reasons, some of which we’ll come to

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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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Labour are wrong about the Tories, but both are wrong about the Economy

Labour are wrong about the Tories, but both are wrong about the Economy

Olly Neville October 2, 2012 2

Too far too fast has become a tide phrase of a party on the wrong side of the argument. Amusingly Labour seem to know they have lost the argument as well as any vestiges

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