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EXCLUSIVE: Activate leader explains groups motives and future plans

EXCLUSIVE: Activate leader explains groups motives and future plans

James Bickerton September 18, 2017 0

For a few days earlier this month one of the biggest political stories in Britain was the emergence of a new conservative youth group, Activate. For an organisation founded on £50, and which has

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REVEALED: 17-year old Activate founder receives death threats at home address

REVEALED: 17-year old Activate founder receives death threats at home address

James Bickerton September 15, 2017 0

The Backbencher has been informed by a source within the leadership of Activate, the new pro-Conservative youth group (sometimes dubbed the ‘Tory Momentum’), that one of the groups founding members has received death threats

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EXCLUSIVE: Moggmentum organiser explains why Rees-Mogg should be Prime Minister

EXCLUSIVE: Moggmentum organiser explains why Rees-Mogg should be Prime Minister

James Bickerton September 14, 2017 0

Amongst the more unexpected political developments over the summer was the emergence of the unofficial ‘Moggmentum’ campaign, an effort by some activists to facilitate Jacob Rees-Mogg’s assent to the leadership of the Conservative Party.

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Engaging our young Tory activists? Lets give them socials, not socialism

Engaging our young Tory activists? Lets give them socials, not socialism

Ellie King September 10, 2017 0

Since the election in June, youth engagement and activism has been a hot topic on all sides of the political spectrum, so here’s my two cents on the issue. Just to be clear, I’m

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REVEALED: Pro-Corbyn media stages fake young Tory interview

REVEALED: Pro-Corbyn media stages fake young Tory interview

James Bickerton September 9, 2017 3

On Monday 4 September Novara media, the pro-Corbyn ‘alternative’ media platform, released a video interview with ‘Thomas Wellington’, the ‘founder’ of new Tory youth group Activate. An impressive coup, especially for a hard-left publication.

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Economics Round-Up Summer 2017

Economics Round-Up Summer 2017

Richard Marshall September 4, 2017 0

With parliament almost ready to return to Westminster after its summer brake, and many things having changed, or not as the case may be over the course of the last few months, now seems

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Why extreme partisanship is bad for politics

Why extreme partisanship is bad for politics

Alastair Thompson August 31, 2017 0

“What is politics?” may seem like a fairly simple question, after all, it is a question of just three words, yet it seems undeniable that even amongst those who read this piece a vast

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Why all left-wingers should have at least one Tory friend

Why all left-wingers should have at least one Tory friend

James Bickerton August 25, 2017 0

When a new MP arrives in Westminster he or she is usually keen to get themselves noticed. This is understandable – even commendable. Attention is a form of power, and power gives you the

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The Political 2017-18 Season Summer Preview

The Political 2017-18 Season Summer Preview

Ed Creedy August 14, 2017 0

With the summer recess coming to an end in a few weeks, and as a celebration of the return of the Premier League for the 2017-18 season, we review the major parties’ end of

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Momentum’s class war video just backfired spectacularly

Momentum’s class war video just backfired spectacularly

James Bickerton July 27, 2017 3

Earlier today Momentum, the left-wing campaign group which acts as Jermey Corbyn’s Praetorian Guard, posted a video which portrayed opponents of Labour policies as ignorant poshos. The video features five upper middle-class diners, complete

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