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Public-Sector Pay: Who is saying what and why?

Public-Sector Pay: Who is saying what and why?

Richard Marshall July 17, 2017 0

Suddenly in recent weeks, the issue of public sector pay has arisen again and has produced conflicting messages from the Cabinet and leading MP’s. But who is saying what, why and if anything what

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EXCLUSIVE: Former Vote Leave Chief explains why Brexit remains on track

EXCLUSIVE: Former Vote Leave Chief explains why Brexit remains on track

James Bickerton July 13, 2017 0

Last year’s Brexit vote was, I think, the closest thing the British centre-right has produced to a revolution in the modern era. Thatcher’s economic programme was certainly radical, but its influence over certain policy

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The Tories and the hunt – foxed again?

The Tories and the hunt – foxed again?

Ed Creedy July 8, 2017 0

Fox hunting has been a live issue in British politics for over a decade. Since the then-Labour Government voted in a ban on the sport in 2004, the issue of fox hunting has repeatedly

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A Billion Pounds we never knew we had!

A Billion Pounds we never knew we had!

Richard Marshall June 30, 2017 1

Allow me to crave your indulgence for just a minute to imagine a political scenario. What you must conjure up in your mind is an image of a woman, lets call her the Prime

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DUP: Deal or no Deal?

DUP: Deal or no Deal?

Ed Creedy June 26, 2017 1

At long last the Tories and the DUP have cobbled together an agreement, and we have some semblance of government. Hardly “5 Days in May”, over two and a half weeks since the election

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EXCLUSIVE: Edwina Currie speaks to The Backbencher about conservatism, populism and Brexit

EXCLUSIVE: Edwina Currie speaks to The Backbencher about conservatism, populism and Brexit

James Bickerton June 25, 2017 0

Politics is arguably too interesting right now. Recent elections have produced a series of shock results. Brexit, Trump, Corbyn. It’s as though the Grand National has been won by a slightly under the weather

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Dear Tories, Stick to Theresa: she is a saviour still

Dear Tories, Stick to Theresa: she is a saviour still

S.K. Khanna June 23, 2017 0

The Tory Party, of course, remains to its true self: efficient to the point of brutality. The murmurs of dissent already mould the atmosphere. The heirs of Edmund Burke have somehow forgotten the virtues

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Queen’s speech – A fragile government demonstrates its divisions

Queen’s speech – A fragile government demonstrates its divisions

Adam Beazley June 21, 2017 0

Certainty, consensus and complimentary. The beginning of the Queen’s Speech attempted to demonstrate how May will govern. Yet only one of those words will possibly apply, consensus, but as the DUP have made clear

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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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