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“The Brexit te Deum” (A Parody on the Te Deum laudamus)

“The Brexit te Deum” (A Parody on the Te Deum laudamus)

Richard Marshall July 7, 2018 0

With the meeting at Chequers apparently over, with some sort of agreement reached, we can only wait and see the response from the Backbenchers and EU. The noise from business appears positive at least,

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“Antisemitic incidents will skyrocket under a Corbyn government” – Daniel Sugarman interview

“Antisemitic incidents will skyrocket under a Corbyn government” – Daniel Sugarman interview

James Bickerton July 6, 2018 0

Last month I spoke to Daniel Sugarman, a journalist for the Jewish Chronicle, by email about anti-Semitism in the UK and particularly within the British Labour Party. I thought Daniel’s comments were very interesting

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The Price of Brexit: The Martyrdom of Business?

The Price of Brexit: The Martyrdom of Business?

Richard Marshall July 6, 2018 0

With Brexit now only a matter of months away, and nothing agreed, either with the EU or within the British cabinet, the martyrdom of our business to the cause of an ideologically driven Brexit

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Summer Is Here. Are You Enjoying Yourself?

Summer Is Here. Are You Enjoying Yourself?

David Bone July 5, 2018 0

Summer is here. The crops are wither under a merciless sun. The scorched shall inherit the earth and will walk among the unburnt. Plagues of insects shall torment you mercilessly until you seek shelter

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EXCLUSIVE: Author Jamie Bartlett talks tech, Trump and threats to liberal-democracy

EXCLUSIVE: Author Jamie Bartlett talks tech, Trump and threats to liberal-democracy

James Bickerton July 1, 2018 0

Earlier this week I interviewed journalist and author Jamie Bartlett, who specialises on the impact of modern technology on our society and the associated subject of radical political movements. In his most recent book

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HOW TO: EXPRESSING UNPOPULAR OPINIONS IN THE MODERN WORLD

HOW TO: EXPRESSING UNPOPULAR OPINIONS IN THE MODERN WORLD

Ryan Harrison June 25, 2018 0

For anyone reading this article right now, there is a high chance you have been lambasted in some social situation for having offered a viewpoint different to that expressed by the perceived majority. It’s

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Trump’s treatment of migrants is shameful – but so are Hitler comparisons

Trump’s treatment of migrants is shameful – but so are Hitler comparisons

Frederick Colbey June 24, 2018 0

President Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy. From the minute he launched his presidential campaign with ‘we need to build a wall across the United States/Mexico border’, the news has been dominated by

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Opinion: Why it’s time to chop Chope’s knighthood!

Opinion: Why it’s time to chop Chope’s knighthood!

Frederick Colbey June 23, 2018 0

At 25 years old, Gina Martin went to a festival at Hyde Park in London. All she wanted was a fun day out with her sister. As she was enjoying the Killers, she noticed

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Why The Masterpiece Cake Shop Case Shouldn’t Give You Hope

Why The Masterpiece Cake Shop Case Shouldn’t Give You Hope

Christian Payne June 14, 2018 0

The US Supreme Court finally offered a decision on the masterpiece cake shop case. But while the court narrowly ruled in favour of the baker, the decision should not give hope to the adherents

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Poldark causes feminists to get their knickers in a twist, again

Poldark causes feminists to get their knickers in a twist, again

Najma Zaman June 13, 2018 0

Way back in October 2016 The Backbencher wrote about the hypocrisy of feminists denouncing the portrayal of an ambiguous sexual encounter but then celebrating the act of a woman striking her husband. Najma Zaman

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