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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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The Slow March towards a ‘One Party State’…

The Slow March towards a ‘One Party State’…

Richard Marshall May 23, 2017 0

‘The Hate rose to its climax. The voice of Goldstein had become an actual sheep’s bleat, and for an instant the face changes into that of a sheep… But in the same moment, drawing

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Jeremy Corbyn’s election victory – imagined

Jeremy Corbyn’s election victory – imagined

James Bickerton May 19, 2017 1

A historian recalls the momentous day of 9 June 2017, when Jeremy Corbyn entered Downing Street as the first Labour Prime Minister in seven years. It was a scene that, until just a couple

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The Problem with The Conservative Party

The Problem with The Conservative Party

Kyle Scott Pirie May 17, 2017 1

On Tuesday, the Labour Party officially launched their manifesto and it was just as radical as the leaks initially suggested. Some of their pledges include; scrapping tuition fees, nationalising several services (the mail, energy,

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Do We Need a Death-tax to Fund Social Care?

Do We Need a Death-tax to Fund Social Care?

James Taylor April 28, 2017 1

‘We need a death-tax to fund social care.’ So says Camilla Cavendish – that’s Baroness Cavendish of Little Venice to you and me – a prominent former policy advisor to David Cameron and a

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