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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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Is it time to build a conservative Momentum?

Is it time to build a conservative Momentum?

James Bickerton July 21, 2017 3

Following the disappointing election result of 8 June a good deal of attention has been directed, quite rightly, at how to avoid a repeat. This has focused partly on Conservative mistakes, in particular the

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Top Five Times John McDonnell Supported Political Violence

Top Five Times John McDonnell Supported Political Violence

James Bickerton July 19, 2017 0

For many decades, until relatively recently, there was one absolute inviolable rule in British politics. Senior political figures, regardless of party, never supported or appeared to sympathise with political violence. Well this healthy tradition

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Anne Marie Morris: Career on the Line

Anne Marie Morris: Career on the Line

Ed Creedy July 18, 2017 0

Last week saw the politically awkward demise of Anne Marie Morris, the Conservative MP for Newton Abbot. Morris saw the party whip withdrawn when recordings were released of her using a racial slur at

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The Handmaid’s Tale – Review by William Collins

The Handmaid’s Tale – Review by William Collins

William Collins July 17, 2017 0

And what a nasty tale it is. I refer to the book by Margaret Atwood. I believe it is currently being serialised on TV, but I haven’t watched TV for many years now. This

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