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Trump, Cohen and the dangers of impeachment

Trump, Cohen and the dangers of impeachment

Daniel Lewicki September 10, 2018 0

Michael Cohen’s admission of violating campaign finance laws on the instructions of then presidential candidate Donald Trump has placed talk of impeachment back at the centre of American political debate. On August 21 Mr

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Momentum claim to have dropped Peter Willsman – so why is he speaking at one of their events?

Momentum claim to have dropped Peter Willsman – so why is he speaking at one of their events?

James Bickerton August 30, 2018 0

13:00 UPDATE: Mohammad Yasin MP has got in touch to say that he isn’t due to speak at the event, and that “my attendance was advertised without my knowledge”. The piece has been edited

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How to deal with North Korea: some lessons from the Reagan Era

How to deal with North Korea: some lessons from the Reagan Era

Daniel Lewicki August 24, 2018 0

In 1985, US President Ronald Reagan travelled to Geneva to meet Mikhail Gorbachev, leader of the communist Soviet Union. After years of anti-communist rhetoric and pressure on the Soviets, the two heads of state

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The Usual Misinformation About A Levels

The Usual Misinformation About A Levels

William Collins August 18, 2018 0

Exactly one year ago to the day I wrote “Boys Beating Girls in A-Levels? – Err, No” pointing out how grossly misleading were the newspaper headlines in respect of A Level results, e.g., in the

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Opinion: Legalisation of medical cannabis should not mean legalisation of the drug

Opinion: Legalisation of medical cannabis should not mean legalisation of the drug

Richard Thomas August 15, 2018 0

It has been announced recently that the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has made medicinal cannabis legal for prescription in the UK. Announcing the decision, Mr Javid explained that the current position on medical cannabis

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The return of mercantilism? Libertarians and Trump’s trade war

The return of mercantilism? Libertarians and Trump’s trade war

Daniel Lewicki August 9, 2018 0

It is a generally uncontroversial tenant of economic liberalism that free trade is a ‘good thing’. This idea can be traced back to one of liberalism’s founding thinkers, 18 th century economist Adam Smith,

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The BBC and Sir Cliff: Long live a Free Press!

The BBC and Sir Cliff: Long live a Free Press!

Richard Marshall August 1, 2018 0

‘The time, it is to be hoped, is gone by when any defence would be necessary of the “Liberty of the Press”. So wrote John Stuart Mill in On Liberty over a century and a

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Why as a Corbynite I was blind to Corbyn’s anti-Semitism problem

Why as a Corbynite I was blind to Corbyn’s anti-Semitism problem

Henry Tydeman August 1, 2018 0

I have previously written about my own personal ‘journey out of Corbynism’, the experience of slowly but surely losing faith in the man who currently leads Her Majesty’s opposition. I thought I had comprehensively

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At the International Conference on Men’s Issues – London 2018

At the International Conference on Men’s Issues – London 2018

Elena Rider July 28, 2018 1

This was my second time attending the ICMI, and my second piece on the topic for The Backbencher. As I do not wish to repeat myself too much I would advise anyone coming to

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Why Gareth Southgate is a refreshing breath of ‘niceness’

Why Gareth Southgate is a refreshing breath of ‘niceness’

Henry Tydeman July 15, 2018 0

When I was about nine years old, an English teacher told our class that we should never describe anything or anyone as ‘nice’. It was just a really boring word, he said, and what

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