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George Osborne – A Jack Of All Trades

George Osborne – A Jack Of All Trades

Kyle Scott Pirie March 23, 2017 0

George Osborne’s latest antics have led him back into the political spotlight for all the wrong reasons. The former chancellor has decided to “cash in” after leaving the government frontbenches and has been taking

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Arsene Wenger and George Osborne share a common feature: they are both massively overrated.

Arsene Wenger and George Osborne share a common feature: they are both massively overrated.

Alex MacDonald March 28, 2016 0

Premier League titles for Arsenal fans to boast about have been non-existent recently. No major wins in Europe, and for such an expensive ticket price, world class signings and a well-regarded manager, you might

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Health Campaigners Have Every Right to Encourage Healthy Eating, but not to Dictate Government Health Policy‏

Health Campaigners Have Every Right to Encourage Healthy Eating, but not to Dictate Government Health Policy‏

Guest Author March 28, 2016 0

So George Osborne has caved into the demands of the health campaigners in announcing a sugar levy on sugary drinks from 2018. Bizarrely though, it won’t apply to all sugary drinks. Seemingly, some sugary

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Politicising the Budget is bad for public finances

Politicising the Budget is bad for public finances

Jonathon Kitson March 17, 2016 0

The Chancellor sounds sick and tired of delivering budgets, and the rest of the country is sick of hearing them. Delivering his fourth budget in 12 months, the Chancellor’s latest changes put him at

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In Praise of David Cameron (& Co): A Libertarian Fatwa

In Praise of David Cameron (& Co): A Libertarian Fatwa

Keir Martland November 2, 2015 3

Not long ago, I wrote something nasty about Margaret Thatcher for the Libertarian Alliance. Yet even I will concede that in order to be so cruel about the old cow one must inevitably come

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Immigration Needn’t be a Side-Splitting Issue for the Smug Left

Immigration Needn’t be a Side-Splitting Issue for the Smug Left

Joey Simnett August 6, 2015 4

The Labour party is currently going through a substantive re-evaluation of what it stands for, with clashes between Jeremy Corbyn supporters and Blairites increasingly prevalent. However in order to fix Labour’s reputation in areas

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Who’s Who in the Race to Replace Cameron?

Who’s Who in the Race to Replace Cameron?

Robert Tyler March 25, 2015 0

On Monday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz fired the starting pistol on the Republican Party Presidential Primary race for 2016 by announcing his full candidacy for the nomination. Cruz is the first candidate to announce

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The Budget: It’s morning again in Britain

The Budget: It’s morning again in Britain

Robert Tyler March 23, 2015 1

In 1984, during Ronald Reagan’s reelect, he ran a campaign ad proclaiming, “It’s Morning Again in America”. This masterful piece of political campaigning carried a strong message of all that President Reagan had achieved

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Tory Rebranding: Party Games or Party Names?

Tory Rebranding: Party Games or Party Names?

Backbencher February 28, 2014 0

Robert Tyler considers the pros and cons of re-naming the Conservative Party This week, Robert Halfon, the Conservative MP for Harlow, said that the Conservative Party should be renamed the “Workers Party”, and that

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This Autumn Statement should be the last of its kind

This Autumn Statement should be the last of its kind

Backbencher December 7, 2013 0

The budget process has become an archaic political ritual. It does not lead to better policy making – it creates instability and results in worse public policy. The Autumn Statement should be abolished and replaced by

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