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Thanks to Labour extremism is now mainstream in UK politics

Thanks to Labour extremism is now mainstream in UK politics

James Bickerton June 14, 2017 0

Britain doesn’t do extremism. For decades, even centuries, this has been an important part of our national self-image. Our country, unlike much of Europe, overwhelmingly rejected the totalitarian appeal of both fascism and communism.

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Attack on London Bridge Raises Important Questions for Party Leaders

Attack on London Bridge Raises Important Questions for Party Leaders

Ben Newman June 5, 2017 0

I would like to begin by sending my condolences to all the victims and those affected by the tragic events in London over the weekend. On behalf of all the team at The Backbencher,

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130,000 sign petition demanding all terror suspects are interned or expelled

130,000 sign petition demanding all terror suspects are interned or expelled

James Bickerton May 25, 2017 0

Following Monday’s horrific terrorist attack in Manchester over 130,000 people have signed a petition demanding that the Government locks up or expels all 3,000 potential terrorists who are currently being monitored by the authorities.

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Moderates must defeat terrorism or voters will turn to the radical right

Moderates must defeat terrorism or voters will turn to the radical right

James Bickerton May 25, 2017 3

If you want to estimate the future political direction of Europe just ask yourself one question, are Europeans prepared to live like Israelis? Are Europeans, in other words, prepared to accept some level of

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Westminster terror reflections

Westminster terror reflections

Keith Sinclair March 26, 2017 0

Despite Donal Trump Jr’s recent interpretation of Sadiq Khan, that terror attacks are ‘part and parcel’ of life in a big city, the outpouring of goodwill since the attack on Westminster last Wednesday which

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Things have got serious, and the feminist narrative has gone into retreat. Kind of.

Things have got serious, and the feminist narrative has gone into retreat. Kind of.

Elena Rider August 6, 2016 0

It started with the terrible killing of MP Jo Cox. I thought ‘the feminists are going to make this all about gender’ – but they didn’t. Of course, the man who killed her is

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ISIS Is A Shape-Shifting Beast: We’ll Need A New Whip

ISIS Is A Shape-Shifting Beast: We’ll Need A New Whip

Lee Jenkins November 24, 2015 1

The deadly terror attacks in Paris that killed 132 people and injured many more mark a particularly deadly turn in the West’s struggle to crush Islamic State (IS) – but they fit a pattern of behaviour

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Fact Checking the Paris Attack

Fact Checking the Paris Attack

Robert Tyler November 19, 2015 0

Social Media is a great tool for spreading news. The only problem is that with so much data at our fingertips and increasingly faster speeds of data transfer between individuals, misinformation can spread as

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Belfast’s Burning

Belfast’s Burning

Backbencher December 19, 2013 0

The Northern Ireland Peace Process is in danger of quietly unraveling It’s a quiet evening in Belfast, Northern Ireland. As dusk descends and the last few people slowly drip out of the town’s city

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Report released this week examining targeted US killings in Yemen

Report released this week examining targeted US killings in Yemen

Backbencher October 28, 2013 1

Bryony Clarke reports on the findings of the Human Rights Watch’s latest paper discussing US drone strikes. Shortly after 4pm on September 2, 2012, residents of the Yemeni village of Sarar were confronted with

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