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‘It was the wielding of the knife’: The Best Documentaries about Margaret Thatcher

‘It was the wielding of the knife’: The Best Documentaries about Margaret Thatcher

John Barker May 4, 2017 0

It’s been four years since the death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Regardless of her policies, whether you were on Sky News defending her memory, or at one of many parties celebrating her

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A few great political milestones safe spaces could have prevented from happening

A few great political milestones safe spaces could have prevented from happening

Dani Bolt September 16, 2016 3

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. So-called “safe spaces” supposedly protect students from the former but actually prevent the latter. Arbitrarily drawn bounds on acceptability are stunting societal progression through the shutting down of debate

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No, Corbyn is not the left’s Thatcher

No, Corbyn is not the left’s Thatcher

Emile Yusupoff September 9, 2016 0

The emergence of a “counter-Thatcher” is a prevalent left-wing dream. Margaret Thatcher’s government heralded and implemented a radical change in the UK’s economic model and political culture. The post-war consensus of a mixed economy,

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Tory Grandee Lord McAlpine Dies

Tory Grandee Lord McAlpine Dies

Lee Jenkins January 18, 2014 1

Conservative Party grandee and former Deputy Party Chairman Lord McAlpine has died aged 71. Born in 1942, McAlpine was a member of the construction giant dynasty that bears the family name. McAlpine were heavily

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The leadership deficit in British politics

The leadership deficit in British politics

Backbencher January 1, 2014 2

James Evans bemoans a lack of strong leadership in British politics, and examines potential reasons for this. ‘With great power comes great responsibility’; this is a paradigm of western political society, credited to the

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Europe returns to haunt Cameron

Backbencher May 20, 2013 0

By Josh Hitchens Last week saw yet another victory for those pesky backbench Tories determined to get a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU. James Wharton’s private members bill is intended to force

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The Libertarian Void in British Politics

Backbencher May 20, 2013 1

By Matthew Stinchcombe There is no obvious political choice for voters in the UK if their aim to support a mainstream party with a libertarian stance, this is the case for two main reasons;

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The Problem With Owen Jones

Backbencher May 9, 2013 18

The darling of the Progressive Left is wrong, about everything To make a convincing argument succinctly is extremely difficult. This was demonstrated on Twitter recently when a spat broke out between professional rentagob Owen

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Political Conviction Wins Majorities

Political Conviction Wins Majorities

Andrew Thorpe-Apps April 20, 2013 2

Andrew Thorpe-Apps urges David Cameron to show conviction Lady Thatcher was famously ‘not for turning’. But the modern Conservative Party has been criticised for a series of policy U-turns (now numbering almost 40). Whether

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One Conference And A Funeral

Michael St George April 19, 2013 0

On the face of it, there might not appear to be any kind of consequential relationship between two apparently unconnected events held on successive days this week – the funeral of former Prime Minister

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