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Young People Are Voting: Get used to it, get over it!

Young People Are Voting: Get used to it, get over it!

Richard Marshall June 25, 2017 0

On a train journey back from London last week, I overheard a conversation between two elderly pensioners which upset me, and so I decided to respond with this article. For years, British politics has

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Social Media, the Tories May Want to Reconsider….

Social Media, the Tories May Want to Reconsider….

Ed Creedy June 22, 2017 1

This General Election taught us a lot. Between headlines on Brexit and ‘Dementia Tax’ one fascinating trend emerged: social media became a vast political platform, moreso even than in 2015, as the younger demographic

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Corbyn’s Success With Youth Serves As A Reminder That Voting Age Should Not Be Lowered

Corbyn’s Success With Youth Serves As A Reminder That Voting Age Should Not Be Lowered

Matt Cooper June 18, 2017 1

As we reflect on the outcome of the General Election, it is no coincidence that Jeremy Corbyn’s Marxist manifesto was popular amongst young people. Whilst many will agree that engaging young people in politics

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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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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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UKIP General Election Manifesto 2017 – The Final Nail In The Party Coffin?

UKIP General Election Manifesto 2017 – The Final Nail In The Party Coffin?

Matt Cooper June 7, 2017 0

Many of the electorate are beginning to ask themselves the following question – What is the point of UKIP as we head towards a post-Brexit Britain? Cross-party campaigning meant that UKIP could join forces

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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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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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