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The Depressing Truth about Health Inequality in England‏

The Depressing Truth about Health Inequality in England‏

Alex MacDonald March 10, 2015 1

According to a new report from the ONS on health inequality there is a 9 year life expectancy deficit between men in the wealthiest parts of England and their contemporaries at the bottom of

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Why don’t we do ‘English’?

Why don’t we do ‘English’?

James Evans March 18, 2014 0

James Evans questions why Britishness is often confined to England. As an Englishman and a rugby player, I enjoyed watching England’s hard-fought Six Nations victory against the Welsh. The 29-18 win had everything: dynamic

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The Con Of Britishness

The Con Of Britishness

Backbencher February 27, 2014 2

The idea of Britishness is intrinsically linked to empire. That red white and blue flag slowly flutters in the mid afternoon wind, currently flown all across the world, from Canada to Jamaica, to Kenya, to South

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Does the academic university experience match the £27,000 price tag?

Does the academic university experience match the £27,000 price tag?

Backbencher September 25, 2013 2

Lizzie Roberts asks whether universities are providing value for money. If I had one pound for every time I heard “What am I actually paying £9,000 for?” from fellow University students, I would have

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Being against the political elite & Whitehall is nothing new!

Being against the political elite & Whitehall is nothing new!

Backbencher June 18, 2013 0

Andrew Withers (Leader of the Libertarian Party UK) calls for a return to the spirit of past centuries and the re-emergence of a ‘Country Party’.   We have been here before bemoaning the cynicism

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The New Independent Scotland: A look into the future

The New Independent Scotland: A look into the future

James Snell March 18, 2013 1

 James Snell looks into the Backbencher’s very own crystal ball to see what future awaits an independent Scotland. Much as I supported the right of the Falkland Islanders to choose their own fates, regardless

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Free Trade, as bad as immigration

Free Trade, as bad as immigration

Olly Neville March 5, 2013 10

  Imagine a factory pumping out widgets to be bought by British consumers. Now imagine that of all the workers, none of them are British. Scandalous, right? These immigrants have taken the jobs of

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