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Should there be a Thatcher statue in Parliament Square? Absolutely

Should there be a Thatcher statue in Parliament Square? Absolutely

Harry Clynch January 21, 2018 0

As you look out over Parliament Square, you will see some of our country’s most titanic political figures. Peel, Disraeli, Churchill – as well as international heroes like Mandela and Lincoln – are all

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What is conservatism?

What is conservatism?

Michael Shaw April 11, 2014 0

Michael Shaw examines the current state of conservatism as an ideology. The very name ‘conservative’ would suggest that the person or group who hold and practice this ideology are hostile to political change. Indeed,

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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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The leadership deficit in British politics

The leadership deficit in British politics

Backbencher January 1, 2014 2

James Evans bemoans a lack of strong leadership in British politics, and examines potential reasons for this. ‘With great power comes great responsibility’; this is a paradigm of western political society, credited to the

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The Help to Buy Time-Bomb

The Help to Buy Time-Bomb

Backbencher November 13, 2013 1

The Government’s help to buy scheme gets a much better than expected start, with RBS and Halifax receiving a combined total of 2,384 applications, up to £365m in mortgages. But is the scheme a

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Academies accused of introducing ‘Section 28’-style rules against homosexuality.

Academies accused of introducing ‘Section 28’-style rules against homosexuality.

Daniel Pryor August 20, 2013 1

Daniel Pryor reports on UK academies’ controversial sex education policies. Those concerned about Russia’s recent suppression of LGBT rights may want to look closer to home. It has emerged that several British academies have

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Rupert Murdoch: Power without Responsibility

Rupert Murdoch: Power without Responsibility

Backbencher July 18, 2013 0

The big bad wolf of news media is in trouble again Once again Rupert Murdoch, the villain of the global media world, makes the headlines for the wrong reasons with the emergence of a

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The Localist Agenda: Rethinking Tax Strategies

The Localist Agenda: Rethinking Tax Strategies

Backbencher July 9, 2013 0

Elijah Pryor sets forth an alternative, ‘localist’ agenda for the British tax system. Since the introduction of council tax in the 1990’s under the Conservative government (in response to the unpopular ‘poll tax’ that

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What next for the working class? Open Discussion

What next for the working class? Open Discussion

Backbencher July 6, 2013 1

What next for the working class in the Post-Thatcher Consensus? It is a great irony that Margaret Thatcher, to whom the word ‘consensus’ was a slur, has inspired a consensus of sorts herself. The

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It’s not intolerance when we do it: The Left & political violence

It’s not intolerance when we do it: The Left & political violence

Backbencher April 24, 2013 1

Allrik Birch The far left are a dangerous, violent bunch. I’m not talking about fascists (who nobody left or right wants to be associated with, and thus reject as of their own), but the

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