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UK Planning Regulation is Hurting the Poorest

UK Planning Regulation is Hurting the Poorest

Thomas Walker March 1, 2017 0

The state of the housing market in Britain has gone well beyond a joke. Recently it was revealed that there are on average “eleven house-hunters for every home on the market”. House prices have

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The case for an Anglo-Indian trade deal post-Brexit

The case for an Anglo-Indian trade deal post-Brexit

Kieran Munro November 21, 2016 0

The vote to leave the European Union presents itself as optimistic. We can reach new heights and rediscover what we once took for granted – it is a message that our best days are ahead.

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The Remainers Can’t Crow Yet, But Neither Can The Leavers

The Remainers Can’t Crow Yet, But Neither Can The Leavers

Oliver Shore September 23, 2016 0

It’s roughly three months on from the vote to leave the European Union. To a certain extent the post-vote turmoil has now calmed down, and doubtless there remain bumps on the road ahead, but

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Meddling Regulator Plays Havoc With BT Shares

Meddling Regulator Plays Havoc With BT Shares

Thomas Walker July 26, 2016 0

BT shareholders have had a bit of a rollercoaster ride recently thanks to the actions of national telecoms regulator Ofcom. The company’s share price has been in an erratic downward slide over recent weeks thanks

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Traders Await Interest Rate Announcement

Traders Await Interest Rate Announcement

Thomas Walker July 14, 2016 2

On Thursday 14 July the Bank of England will make its monthly interest rate decision. Normally a rate increase leads to the Pound gaining value against other currencies, as well as leading interest rates

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Britain has Voted for Freedom

Britain has Voted for Freedom

Thomas Walker June 24, 2016 0

Brexit is happening. We at The Backbencher see this as a triumph for freedom and democracy. The British people have demonstrated enormous intelligence and independent mindedness in disregarding the overwhelming narrative of fear and pessimism

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To Help Poor Children, Schools Need to Foster Individuality

To Help Poor Children, Schools Need to Foster Individuality

Thomas Walker June 23, 2016 0

Poor chidren are still being let down by England’s education system, according to a speech being given today by Ofsted boss Sir Michael Wilshaw. Pointing to a severe gap between the attainment of children on

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More Police Forces Are De-Prioritising Cannabis – And They Are Probably Right To Do So

More Police Forces Are De-Prioritising Cannabis – And They Are Probably Right To Do So

Sophie Sandor June 21, 2016 0

It’s been hard to shift opinion at the top about cannabis use for medical purposes. Now police forces, the very people who are enforcing the war on drugs, are beginning to change that. And

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Shock as Government Comes Up With Sensible Idea

Shock as Government Comes Up With Sensible Idea

Thomas Walker June 17, 2016 1

The Government’s Energy Select Committee has proposed breaking up National Grid, the company tasked with operating the entire UK electricity and gas network. MP Angus Brendan MacNeil said the proposals to move to an American

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Grammar Schools: Not Ideal, But Certainly Better

Grammar Schools: Not Ideal, But Certainly Better

Thomas Walker June 14, 2016 1

The recent news that Northern Ireland will be retaining its selective education system came as a welcome relief to many parents across the six counties. Along with Kent, Buckinghamshire, Lincolnshire and a handful of other

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