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Osborne’s Economy Speech: Analysis

Osborne’s Economy Speech: Analysis

Daniel Pryor January 6, 2014 0

Daniel Pryor provides comprehensive analysis of the Chancellor’s New Year economy speech. Watching George Osborne’s speech this morning, I felt reasonably proud to be a Conservative. He convincingly argued that we must continue to

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Why young people? And Why now?

Backbencher October 5, 2013 0

There are better alternatives to the Conservatives’ JSA proposals Job-Seekers’ Allowance is the ultimate scapegoat for most people, among not only the right of the political spectrum, but commonly among the centre and even

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The Wrong Type of News?

The Wrong Type of News?

Backbencher August 6, 2013 0

James Evans asks which news stories should be afforded the most attention. Britons are famous for enjoying a good grumble. This particular predilection was well-parodied back in the nineteenth century by Gilbert and Sullivan

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Andy Murray and the ‘Possible’ Dream

Andy Murray and the ‘Possible’ Dream

Backbencher July 9, 2013 0

James Evans calls for a realistic appraisal of our own abilities in the context of Andy Murray’s Wimbledon triumph. Like most British sports fans, I am on a euphoric high after an extraordinary weekend.

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Migration: Trickle or Tide?

Migration: Trickle or Tide?

Derek Van De Ven May 27, 2013 0

By Neil Kennard   Article 45 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union: Freedom of movement for workers shall be secured within the Union. Such freedom of movement shall entail the

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2014: A Year of Mass Immigration in the UK

2014: A Year of Mass Immigration in the UK

Backbencher April 17, 2013 7

There’s currently an e-petition which aims to stop mass immigration from Bulgaria and Romania in 2014. This will be a year when EU restrictions on immigration become more relaxed. In 2014 EU restrictions are

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Employment Woes: Rage Against the Minimum Wage

Employment Woes: Rage Against the Minimum Wage

Backbencher March 26, 2013 0

  Allrik Birch, The minimum wage is terrible. Aside from the Iraq war (which is still contentious), it is possibly the single worst thing Blair did whilst in office. Minimum wage, like minimum prices

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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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If Osborne is to meet his fiscal targets, he needs to get clever over cuts.

If Osborne is to meet his fiscal targets, he needs to get clever over cuts.

Backbencher February 11, 2013 1

Donna Edmunds,   The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) have predicted that “there is a better than 50-50 chance that the government will borrow more this year than it did last year.” The cause

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