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EXCLUSIVE: Peter Tatchell compares hard-left Putin support to apartheid

EXCLUSIVE: Peter Tatchell compares hard-left Putin support to apartheid

James Bickerton November 3, 2017 0

Veteran gay rights activist Peter Tatchell used an interview with The Backbencher to slam that section of the left which is sympathetic to Putin’s Russia. Tatchell, who was badly beaten at the 2007 Moscow

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Why Our Security Will Not be Weakened by Brexit

Why Our Security Will Not be Weakened by Brexit

Matthew Cowley June 20, 2016 0

There has been a lot of misinformation in this referendum. While the Remain campaign have attempted to make European Union membership indistinguishable from European cooperation, it is important to remember that these things are

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Russia Declares War On Wensleydale

Russia Declares War On Wensleydale

Lee Jenkins August 16, 2015 0

As Western sanctions start to bite, Moscow hits back with its own round of embargoes  Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin defended his recent edict ordering the destruction of food brought into the country,

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The Russian bear pursues Ukraine with no Endgame in sight

The Russian bear pursues Ukraine with no Endgame in sight

Lee Jenkins August 29, 2014 0

This week NATO released images showing a convoy of Russian artillery travelling along southern Ukrainian roads. The same briefing showed self propelled guns deployed outside strategic towns in the south east of the country,

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Russia’s foreign policy has reinvigorated debate on Britain’s international commitments

Russia’s foreign policy has reinvigorated debate on Britain’s international commitments

Backbencher May 6, 2014 0

Bradley Cole argues that the UK has the opportunity to reassert itself in response to recent Russian foreign policy. Britain is many things – a maritime nation, a member of the P5 and G8,

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Ukraine And Britain’s Trident Defence

Ukraine And Britain’s Trident Defence

Backbencher March 6, 2014 1

Ukraine serves as a timely reminder of the need to retain the ultimate weapon. The situation in Ukraine seems to be spiralling ever-closer to war. Russian forces have occupied the semi-autonomous region of Crimea

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The Return Of Great Power Diplomacy

The Return Of Great Power Diplomacy

Lee Jenkins March 6, 2014 2

In case you missed it, international relations has gone all retro Despite what Twitter has told you, WW3 is not imminent, and nor is a new Cold War; the nuclear weapons aren’t one a

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Putin’s Spluttering Petro-Empire

Putin’s Spluttering Petro-Empire

Lee Jenkins February 27, 2014 2

The breakneck pace of events in Ukraine are part of a much larger geopolitical story of Russia and its post Soviet place in the world. When Vladimir Putin came to power (the first time)

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Alex Salmond’s Banana Republic

Alex Salmond’s Banana Republic

Lee Jenkins November 28, 2013 2

The SNP’s vision for an independent Scotland shares a worrying number of traits with the world’s less than successful new states. Dependence on exporting one commodity. The very expression Banana Republic derives from the

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Lessons from Reykjavik

Lessons from Reykjavik

Backbencher October 9, 2013 0

Iceland is an abundance of natural wonders and awe-inspiring scenery. However, its current political scene is perhaps even more of a wonder to behold- and its Independence Party has two lessons for Mr Cameron

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