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Can Libertarianism Ever Be A Viable Force In British Politics?

Can Libertarianism Ever Be A Viable Force In British Politics?

Backbencher April 24, 2014 2

The upcoming European elections, like every election, will present a dilemma for British libertarians. Ignoring the option of not voting at all, which party deserves the libertarian vote? Providing they supply some candidates, they

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Why Everybody Has A Reason To Hate UKIP

Why Everybody Has A Reason To Hate UKIP

Lee Jenkins April 3, 2014 4

Labour, Tory, Lib Dem, or just a political geek, we can all find something to dislike and fear about UKIP They’re just not going away, are they? This week UKIP membership smashed through the

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Data: Labour Safe Seats Are The Worst Places To Live

Data: Labour Safe Seats Are The Worst Places To Live

Lee Jenkins February 20, 2014 36

It’s nicer where the Tories are. A well known phrase in the fiercely tribal world of British politics, but is there any verity to it? I looked at the five safest Tory and the

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UKIP, Scandals, And Why Nobody Cares

UKIP, Scandals, And Why Nobody Cares

Lee Jenkins February 6, 2014 1

Why do the things that get politicos in huff fail to stir the average punter? Another week, another embarrassing revelation from UKIP. This time it appears that the party’s former Commonwealth spokesman may have

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New UKIP – Old Labour

Lee Jenkins December 13, 2013 17

The Labour your father voted for is back, but it isn’t being led by Ed Miliband For a time it seemed we had a balance in mainstream British politics; two parties of the Centre

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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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Libertarianism’s 3 Desperately Needed Reality Checks

Libertarianism’s 3 Desperately Needed Reality Checks

Lee Jenkins September 19, 2013 7

  Libertarians are our own worst enemy. If we want to effect national politics, we need to stop doing three things right now. We have a lot going for us; the internet, globalisation, the

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UKIP can change the face of British Politics

Backbencher September 17, 2013 1

By John Tennant, UKIP North East Far above Britain, political storm clouds are gathering. For more than a century, two large political parties – the Conservatives and the Labour Party have dominated British politics,

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Hassan Rohani wins Iranian Presidential Election: Power to the People?

Hassan Rohani wins Iranian Presidential Election: Power to the People?

Backbencher June 17, 2013 0

By Sasha Meler   Celebration and jubilation reverberated across Tehran last night at the announcement of moderate cleric Hassan Rohani’s win in Iran’s presidential elections. With an alleged 72% turnout of the 50 million

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The Balkanisation Of British Politics

The Balkanisation Of British Politics

Lee Jenkins May 30, 2013 1

Political parties are becoming regional parties, and are ceasing to have national appeal. Through tribalism and a perceived encroachment of identity politics, parties are finding themselves locked out of some areas, whilst enjoying impenetrable

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