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Personal and Household Debt: Facts, Figures and Fears

Personal and Household Debt: Facts, Figures and Fears

Richard Marshall July 30, 2017 0

Debt. 30, 40 or 50 years ago it was a dirty word, something to be avoided and only to be acquired in the most important or extreme circumstances. Now it is by and large

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Trump and the Lack of True Conservatism

Trump and the Lack of True Conservatism

S.K. Khanna July 30, 2017 0

Many have now found themselves miming: ‘America is weird’. Of course, censuring America is a favourite international pastime. Almost every nation of every continent and every clime think that it has a divine right

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A week in work experience from a young politico: comical, curious and extraordinary

A week in work experience from a young politico: comical, curious and extraordinary

Steven Edginton July 29, 2017 0

Meeting Theresa May in Downing Street, brawling with a journalist and laughing with Nigel Farage –  Steven Edginton sums up his week shadowing political journalist Iain Dale. Two weeks ago, Eddie the work experience teenager

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What has happened to Britain’s centrists?

What has happened to Britain’s centrists?

Kyle Scott Pirie July 29, 2017 1

The current political landscape is incredibly divisive and unifying our society seems fantastically unlikely. The Brexit vote and Theresa May’s election blunder has created a paranoid and divided Britain. The hard-left of Corbyn’s Labour

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European leaders need reminding that Brexit truly means Brexit

European leaders need reminding that Brexit truly means Brexit

Ed Creedy July 29, 2017 0

“For the first time, I’m starting to believe that Brexit will not happen.” These are the words of Joseph Muscat, the Maltese Prime Minister whose comments were recorded in the Guardian newspaper after the

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Is This Generation of Teenagers the Unhappiest Ever?

Is This Generation of Teenagers the Unhappiest Ever?

Laura Williams July 27, 2017 0

It’s time to take it a easy on millennials. Barely a day goes by without journalists, politicians, or parents using social issues to shame the current generation of teens and young adults for their

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Momentum’s class war video just backfired spectacularly

Momentum’s class war video just backfired spectacularly

James Bickerton July 27, 2017 3

Earlier today Momentum, the left-wing campaign group which acts as Jermey Corbyn’s Praetorian Guard, posted a video which portrayed opponents of Labour policies as ignorant poshos. The video features five upper middle-class diners, complete

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Will I pay back my student debt? I’ll deal with it!

Will I pay back my student debt? I’ll deal with it!

Alice Stretch July 25, 2017 0

Jeremy Corbyn clarified on the Andrew Marr Show that he “didn’t make a commitment” during the election to write-off tuition fees, despite previously saying he would “deal” with existing student debt. To me, as a

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Student debt, the lie Labour ‘never told’

Student debt, the lie Labour ‘never told’

Ed Creedy July 25, 2017 1

Labour admits it couldn’t wipe students debt away. We’ve recently seen a flurry of denials of Labour’s pre-election promise to eradicate student debt. It was a promise that dominated headlines, and saw young people flock to Corbyn’s

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Corbyn’s Gulags – a July 2019 review

Corbyn’s Gulags – a July 2019 review

James Bickerton July 25, 2017 1

Note: This piece will first be published in the July 2019 edition of The Backbencher (circulation 250 – copied out on toilet paper by a number of detention centre inmates). It is reproduced here

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