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Populism Doesn’t Mean What You Think

Populism Doesn’t Mean What You Think

Matthew Cowley February 2, 2017 0

Populism has become a synonym for ‘movement that we don’t like’ in the weird political universe of 2016/17. The truth is though, it isn’t some malevolent force which guides despots and dictators into power

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Venezuela’s Failures Should Be a Warning About State Socialism

Venezuela’s Failures Should Be a Warning About State Socialism

Benjamin Jackson October 12, 2016 0

If one was to search for an example of how a socialist state can go wrong, Venezuela provides a fitting depiction. With the world’s highest inflation rate – predicted to reach 500% by the

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The Pink Tide Consumes Itself

The Pink Tide Consumes Itself

Alexander Fiúza October 2, 2016 0

A decade ago the far left was exhibiting a certain triumphalism. They may have become irrelevant in the West and lost their shining star in the East, but a new hope had emerged for

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“The Simpsons” Shows A Classic Example Of Crony Capitalism In Action

“The Simpsons” Shows A Classic Example Of Crony Capitalism In Action

Joey Simnett October 12, 2015 1

Modern mainstream entertainment media is no alien to political satire and social commentary; aside from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone who are renowned Libertarians it’s predominantly left liberal. The start of

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Corbyn Appoints An Absolute Madman as Shadow Chancellor

Corbyn Appoints An Absolute Madman as Shadow Chancellor

Joey Simnett September 14, 2015 3

Since winning the Labour leadership nomination, Jeremy Corbyn has started announcing his appointments to his Shadow Cabinet. Most notable of these is Hayes MP John McDonnell as Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. This is

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Ed Miliband: Not Socialist, Just Cynical

Ed Miliband: Not Socialist, Just Cynical

Backbencher May 9, 2014 1

Labour’s leader, says Jack Wharton, isn’t motivated by a revolutionary zeal for social justice, just a cynical desire for for power Ed Miliband is not stupid. He’s many things – goofy, nasal, and according

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The Dumbledore of the Left, Tony Benn Dies

The Dumbledore of the Left, Tony Benn Dies

Lee Jenkins March 14, 2014 4

The Dumbledore of the Left, veteran Labour Party politician Tony Benn  died today aged 88. Born in 1925, Benn held several cabinet positions between 1966 and 1979. He was a leading socialist and advocate of “participatory

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4 Things You Didn’t (Want To) Know About Fidel Castro

4 Things You Didn’t (Want To) Know About Fidel Castro

Lee Jenkins January 30, 2014 0

For half a century Fidel Castro has held sway over Cuba, seeing off sanctions, assassination attempts and even US sponsored invasions. His resistance to the US has made him an icon to many, but

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The Clement Attlee You Probably Haven’t Heard About

The Clement Attlee You Probably Haven’t Heard About

Backbencher January 23, 2014 5

Sometimes described as the ‘Thatcher of the Left’, Prime Minister Attlee is often showered with praised as the man who created a modern and progressive Britain. His 11.7% swing against Winston Churchill in the

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Lenin’s 20 Most Chilling Quotes

Lenin’s 20 Most Chilling Quotes

Lee Jenkins January 22, 2014 4

The leader of the Russian Revolution and adorner of many a student dorm wall, Lenin is one of the most recognisable faces in modern history. But how many know just how callous, brutal and

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