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EXCLUSIVE: Edwina Currie speaks to The Backbencher about conservatism, populism and Brexit

EXCLUSIVE: Edwina Currie speaks to The Backbencher about conservatism, populism and Brexit

James Bickerton June 25, 2017 0

Politics is arguably too interesting right now. Recent elections have produced a series of shock results. Brexit, Trump, Corbyn. It’s as though the Grand National has been won by a slightly under the weather

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Dear Tories, Stick to Theresa: she is a saviour still

Dear Tories, Stick to Theresa: she is a saviour still

S.K. Khanna June 23, 2017 0

The Tory Party, of course, remains to its true self: efficient to the point of brutality. The murmurs of dissent already mould the atmosphere. The heirs of Edmund Burke have somehow forgotten the virtues

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Corbyn aide called for Britain to be made ‘ungovernable’ to resist Conservative policies

Corbyn aide called for Britain to be made ‘ungovernable’ to resist Conservative policies

James Bickerton June 13, 2017 0

Footage has emerged showing Andrew Murray, who led Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign team during the recent General Election, delivering a speech in 2013 in which he suggests the left make Britain ‘ungovernable’ in order to

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REVEALED: Key Corbyn aid compared police officers to dumb animals

REVEALED: Key Corbyn aid compared police officers to dumb animals

James Bickerton June 12, 2017 0

Jeremy Corbyn, especially since the recent terror attacks in London and Manchester, has claimed to be a big fan of the police. Such a big fan in fact that Labour pledged to recruit another

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REVEALED: UK Communist parties celebrate Corbyn gains

REVEALED: UK Communist parties celebrate Corbyn gains

James Bickerton June 10, 2017 0

In a sign of how far to the left Labour has moved the party’s gains in Thursday’s General Election, which saw the party advance by 32 seats, have been warmly welcomed by both of

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It’s time to recognise that Jeremy Corbyn could be our next Prime Minister

It’s time to recognise that Jeremy Corbyn could be our next Prime Minister

James Bickerton June 10, 2017 11

Forty-eight hours ago the idea that Jeremy Corbyn could be our next Prime Minister seemed vaguely preposterous. The main question wasn’t whether he would lose the General Election, but by how much. Would Labour

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REVEALED: Top Neo-Nazi site endorses Jeremy Corbyn

REVEALED: Top Neo-Nazi site endorses Jeremy Corbyn

James Bickerton June 8, 2017 0

Leading Neo-Nazi and white nationalist website The Daily Stormer has urged its readers to vote Labour, primarily due to Corbyn’s stance on anti-Semitism. The site describes Corbyn as ‘Seriously Anti-Jew’, asserting that ‘The Jews

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Opinion: Theresa May’s Hard-Brexit stance makes her a bad conservative

Opinion: Theresa May’s Hard-Brexit stance makes her a bad conservative

Dale Claridge June 6, 2017 0

Theresa May’s key campaign message is one of strength and stability. It is a message that she reiterates persistently and arguably; the only claim this central campaign piece rests on is pointing out that

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Jeremy Corbyn’s Worldview Isn’t Moral – It’s Anti-Western

Jeremy Corbyn’s Worldview Isn’t Moral – It’s Anti-Western

Lee Jenkins May 29, 2017 0

Foreign policy is often the poor relation when it comes to election campaigns, and with good reason. All the major parties have for the last two decades broadly agreed on the core principles of

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EXCLUSIVE: Former Labour staffer explains how the Party can be saved

EXCLUSIVE: Former Labour staffer explains how the Party can be saved

James Bickerton May 28, 2017 0

A confession. I should have written this piece some time ago. I say this not to underline my incompetence, I fear this is scarcely necessary, but out of fairness to my subject. It’s now

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