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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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Top five Labour General Election gaffs so far

Top five Labour General Election gaffs so far

James Bickerton May 7, 2017 0

It’s only nineteen days since Theresa May called a General Election, and it’s fair to say the campaign has already included a good number of Labour Party gaffs. Considering that the Labour Shadow Cabinet

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The local elections show the Tories are truly a One Nation party

The local elections show the Tories are truly a One Nation party

James Bickerton May 6, 2017 2

I’m not generally the sort of person who complains about television programmes, but I might make an exception for the BBC’s coverage of the local election results yesterday morning. It was, quite simply, one

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EXCLUSIVE: Conservatives are ‘the Workers’ Party’ claims top Tory trade unionist

EXCLUSIVE: Conservatives are ‘the Workers’ Party’ claims top Tory trade unionist

James Bickerton April 12, 2017 0

Are the Conservatives the natural party of the working-class? There was a time, not so long ago, when this question was scarcely credible. Only professional contrarians, and perhaps satirists, would have bothered giving it

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We need to talk about left-wing violence

We need to talk about left-wing violence

James Bickerton March 11, 2017 1

Ok, so we need to talk about left-wing violence. Not of course that violence is intrinsically left-wing, nor that all left-wingers are violent. Both of those statements are nonsense. But there is a definite

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Lib Dem Conference Shows Signs Of A New Liberal Revival

Lib Dem Conference Shows Signs Of A New Liberal Revival

Tom Davies September 29, 2015 0

You may not have been aware of this, but the Liberal Democrats have just met in sunny Bournemouth for their autumn conference. The mood was not the much anticipated dreary dirge of the defeated

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Everybody Lost The Newark By-Election

Everybody Lost The Newark By-Election

Lee Jenkins June 12, 2014 1

Get past Tory crowing and Lib Dem nihilism, and the results were pretty bad for everybody at Newark By elections are rare and exciting things, and between General Elections they and opinion polls are

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The Tories Embrace Devolution For Scotland

The Tories Embrace Devolution For Scotland

Backbencher June 6, 2014 0

At last, the Conservative Party has embraced devolution. The past week has seen a remarkable volte-face when it comes to Conservative attitudes towards devolution in Scotland. It was not that long ago that the

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Tim Yeo to Go as Tories deselect a sitting MP

Backbencher December 2, 2013 0

The executive of South Suffolk Conservatives have refused to reselect their 68-year old MP in a secret ballot. Yeo is reaping the consequences of a woefully poor Parliamentary attendance record. Having spoken in just

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Plan A’s Green Shoots of Economic Recovery

Backbencher November 18, 2013 0

The Tory party finally has reason to cheer. After years of vitriol on all aspects of coalition economic policy from the left, Mark Carney this week declared ‘recovery had taken hold’. His proclamation is

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