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What and who are the Conservatives for anymore?

What and who are the Conservatives for anymore?

Matt Jackson June 18, 2017 0

I’ve always hated maths.  Long ago I decided that as long as I could count the correct change I’m due in a pub, I’d get by just fine. But as notes began to pass

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Brexit Marches On

Brexit Marches On

Kyle Scott Pirie June 17, 2017 0

On June 8, Jeremy Corbyn pulled off one of the greatest upsets in British politics and due to his success the future of Brexit is in doubt. May’s vision of a “hard Brexit” is

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Jeremy Corbyn Weaponises Tragedy – Still a Nice Bloke?

Jeremy Corbyn Weaponises Tragedy – Still a Nice Bloke?

Nathan Friend June 16, 2017 0

Jeremy Corbyn is a nice bloke. He cares about people, y’know? Sure, he’s associated with the IRA, Hamas, Black September and Hezbollah; but that was definitely more about peace than being an anti-Semite or an

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General Election 2017: A victory for faux socialism

General Election 2017: A victory for faux socialism

Matt Jackson June 16, 2017 1

Before voting in last week’s elections, I collared a 31-year-old who had never voted before. I was, as a local journalist, on the prowl for some stories, who was voting for who – more

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It Was Theresa’s Campaign Wot Lost It

It Was Theresa’s Campaign Wot Lost It

Elliot King June 11, 2017 0

Believe it or not, it was just seven weeks ago when a steely Theresa May emerged from the steps of Number 10 to deliver an unexpected statement calling for an early general election that

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The Party Who Threw Their Majority Down a Toilet

The Party Who Threw Their Majority Down a Toilet

Keith Sinclair June 9, 2017 0

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article for this website arguing for the Prime Minister’s political mastery in calling a snap general election. I argued this election would answer pressing, lingering and important

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Opinion: Theresa May’s Hard-Brexit stance makes her a bad conservative

Opinion: Theresa May’s Hard-Brexit stance makes her a bad conservative

Dale Claridge June 6, 2017 0

Theresa May’s key campaign message is one of strength and stability. It is a message that she reiterates persistently and arguably; the only claim this central campaign piece rests on is pointing out that

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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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Theresa May’s Deeply Troubling Internet Regulation Fetish

Theresa May’s Deeply Troubling Internet Regulation Fetish

Ben Newman June 2, 2017 0

Following the release of the Conservative manifesto, and speeches by the Prime Minister, it is clear that freedom is not high on the list of priorities for her Government. The restrictions on technology that

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Why the Conservative Party should drop its support for fox hunting

Why the Conservative Party should drop its support for fox hunting

James Bickerton May 26, 2017 0

There is no doubt in my mind that it’s in the national interest for the Conservative Party to form the next British Government. As I’m a Conservative member this is no surprise, but truthfully

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