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Budget 2017: Social Care Forgotten

Budget 2017: Social Care Forgotten

James Taylor November 24, 2017 0

“Over a million of our elderly aren’t receiving the care they need and over £6 billion will have been cut from social care budgets by next March. I hope the honourable member begins to

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EXCLUSIVE: Peter Tatchell attacks hard-left fans of Venezuela

EXCLUSIVE: Peter Tatchell attacks hard-left fans of Venezuela

James Bickerton November 5, 2017 0

Speaking to The Backbencher longstanding human rights activist Peter Tatchell hit out against the ‘love which many on the left have with Venezuela’. He noted that ‘this regime is maintaining itself in power with

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EXCLUSIVE: Peter Tatchell compares hard-left Putin support to apartheid

EXCLUSIVE: Peter Tatchell compares hard-left Putin support to apartheid

James Bickerton November 3, 2017 0

Veteran gay rights activist Peter Tatchell used an interview with The Backbencher to slam that section of the left which is sympathetic to Putin’s Russia. Tatchell, who was badly beaten at the 2007 Moscow

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EXCLUSIVE: What was it like being a Jew at the Labour Party Conference?

EXCLUSIVE: What was it like being a Jew at the Labour Party Conference?

James Bickerton October 15, 2017 0

David Collier is a British Jew who specialises in going undercover to find and expose anti-Semitism. There was a time when such work would have meant being submerged in the open sewer that is

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The economic case against rent controls

The economic case against rent controls

Liam Harkness October 6, 2017 0

“In many cases rent control appears to be the most efficient technique presently known to destroy a city—except for bombing.”[i] Jeremy Corbyn’s announcement that Labour would seek to implement rent controls, were it to

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Labour’s Conference showed the party remains bitterly divided

Labour’s Conference showed the party remains bitterly divided

Ed Creedy September 27, 2017 0

Labour ran a General Election Campaign earlier this year with one of the most socialist manifestos seen by a major party in this country. Brimming with renationalisation, radical government takeovers, and undoing many of

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Uber shows why capitalism is so great

Uber shows why capitalism is so great

Jamie McGowan September 26, 2017 0

G. K. Chesterton famously said that “The problem is not capitalism. The problem is that there are not enough capitalists”. This statement relies on a simple premise: that capitalism is primarily about ownership. In

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Why extreme partisanship is bad for politics

Why extreme partisanship is bad for politics

Alastair Thompson August 31, 2017 0

“What is politics?” may seem like a fairly simple question, after all, it is a question of just three words, yet it seems undeniable that even amongst those who read this piece a vast

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Is Labour making a more permanent shift to the left?

Is Labour making a more permanent shift to the left?

Ed Creedy August 30, 2017 0

Under Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party has shifted radically away from the centre-left ground it used to hold under the Blair and Brown governments, and even the Miliband leadership. Corbyn has taken the party

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