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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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Interview: Meet the man who believes humanity is on the verge of revolution of an epoch changing revolution

Interview: Meet the man who believes humanity is on the verge of revolution of an epoch changing revolution

James Bickerton July 9, 2018 0

Lots of political activists like to style themselves, justly or unjustly, as revolutionaries. The term has a certain cache, denoting an excitement that advocates of gradualism or the status quo struggle to obtain. But

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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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