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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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If an independent Catalan state is to succeed it must be pro-capitalism

If an independent Catalan state is to succeed it must be pro-capitalism

Matt Jackson October 5, 2017 0

Prior to Sunday’s contested Catalonian referendum, local media reported around 1.5 million pro-independence posters were removed from the region. Two publishing centres were closed down, several were arrested. It didn’t work. Visiting the area

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Hugo Chavez wasn’t a social justice champion – he was a wannabe dictator

Hugo Chavez wasn’t a social justice champion – he was a wannabe dictator

James McQuillan September 30, 2017 0

On August 4th 2017 Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly voted upon a motion to remove Louisa Ortega, the outspoken chief prosecutor and opponent to the administration under Maduro. In an attempt to enter her offices, she

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Uber shows why capitalism is so great

Uber shows why capitalism is so great

Jamie McGowan September 26, 2017 0

G. K. Chesterton famously said that “The problem is not capitalism. The problem is that there are not enough capitalists”. This statement relies on a simple premise: that capitalism is primarily about ownership. In

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The Archangel Jeremy

The Archangel Jeremy

S.K. Khanna August 15, 2017 0

Just when Great Britain is on the cusp of epochal rejuvenation, British politics has become tedious. The same rumors are recycled day after day; the same stories circulate hour after hour. Mrs May’s minority

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In defense of zero hour contracts

In defense of zero hour contracts

Alastair Thompson August 13, 2017 0

What possesses a man to put aside his own beliefs for a time, after dedicating a life to see a possibility that their dreams may come true? This is a question that could easily

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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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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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How should conservatives respond to a Corbyn led Government?

How should conservatives respond to a Corbyn led Government?

James Bickerton July 12, 2017 23

It’s entirely possible that Jeremy Corbyn is our next Prime Minister. A month ago that statement would have sounded absurd, but then in 2017 a month is a veritable era in politics. According to

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Five Reasons Why Corbyn Is Unfit To Lead Britain

Five Reasons Why Corbyn Is Unfit To Lead Britain

Matt Cooper June 27, 2017 0

He may have stuck by his principles since first being elected in 1983, but there are a number of reasons why many believe that Corbyn is unfit to be Prime Minister, and these reasons

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