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EXCLUSIVE: Peter Tatchell attacks hard-left fans of Venezuela

EXCLUSIVE: Peter Tatchell attacks hard-left fans of Venezuela

James Bickerton November 5, 2017 0

Speaking to The Backbencher longstanding human rights activist Peter Tatchell hit out against the ‘love which many on the left have with Venezuela’. He noted that ‘this regime is maintaining itself in power with

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Owen Jones Won’t Refute the Failings of Venezuelan Socialism

Owen Jones Won’t Refute the Failings of Venezuelan Socialism

Jordan Holbrook August 9, 2017 1

Social Media this week has been ablaze with nonsense and stupidity, specifically from The Guardian’s Owen Jones and the leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn. The former is wholly incompetent at arguing his

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Top Ten Reasons Why Living In Socialist Venezuela Sucks

Top Ten Reasons Why Living In Socialist Venezuela Sucks

James Bickerton May 14, 2017 0

Since 1998 Venezuela has been ruled by authoritarian socialists, with first Hugo Chavez and then Nicolás Maduro as President. From Noam Chomsky to Jeremy Corbyn, via Oliver Stone and Owen Jones, its Governments have

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Hypocritical Labour should apologise for hiring ATOS Healthcare

Hypocritical Labour should apologise for hiring ATOS Healthcare

Daniel Pryor November 27, 2013 7

Daniel Pryor highlights the gross hypocrisy of the Labour Party in light of today’s Backbencher report on ATOS. Today’s Backbencher report on ATOS is a damning indictment of the Labour Party. It shows that

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Benefits claimants aren’t ‘scroungers’ or ‘shirkers’

Benefits claimants aren’t ‘scroungers’ or ‘shirkers’

Daniel Pryor July 23, 2013 1

(Photograph by Helen Cobain) Daniel Pryor criticises right-wing attitudes towards the welfare state and its recipients. I am going to plead with you to adopt a more compassionate, caring and understanding view of benefit

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Libertarians need to get out more!

Libertarians need to get out more!

Daniel Pryor July 23, 2013 4

(Photograph by Mokeneco) Daniel Pryor urges libertarians to cast off the oppressive shackles of basement-dwelling. It’s currently a Sunday evening, and I am eternally grateful that The Backbencher is largely in the business of

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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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Radical Realism: The Case for a Single Income Tax

Radical Realism: The Case for a Single Income Tax

Daniel Pryor December 18, 2012 2

  A brief Twitter exchange with Independent columnist Owen Jones reaffirmed to me that groundless vitriol surrounds the concept of a ‘flat tax’ (or, more accurately, a proportionate tax). In a recent article discussing

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