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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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The Government and Gay Rights: Why they’ve got it wrong!

The Government and Gay Rights: Why they’ve got it wrong!

Frederick Colbey July 15, 2018 0

Before I begin to write this article, it’s important for me to state that I support gay rights. I find it idiotic how people can think that being gay is a choice, after all,

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Brexit MUST go ahead – Chloe Westley interview

Brexit MUST go ahead – Chloe Westley interview

James Bickerton July 10, 2018 0

At the end of last month I did an interview with Chloe Westley, Campaign Manager at the TaxPayers’ Alliance (one of Britain’s biggest advocates for free markets and limited Government) who also used to

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