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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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Sadiq’s Failed Promise is Hardly Surpising

Sadiq’s Failed Promise is Hardly Surpising

Thomas Walker June 13, 2016 1

The sentence “I will freeze all TfL fares for four years” is pretty unambiguous. Unfortunately, we live in a world where politicians breaking promises is taken as a basic fact of life, and as

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High Heel Gate and the Phenomenon of the Failed Actress Activists

High Heel Gate and the Phenomenon of the Failed Actress Activists

Elena Rider May 27, 2016 2

Women can legally be forced to wear high heels to work? Horror! Outrage! And outrage is exactly the word for what happened when young, beautiful actress Nicola Thorp (photo below) was supposedly sent home

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The Bus Services Bill: Putting Passengers Last

The Bus Services Bill: Putting Passengers Last

Thomas Walker May 23, 2016 2

Many of the controversial new policies announced in this week’s Queen’s Speech have been subject to intense debate and analysis. However, the new Bus Services Bill largely seems to have slipped through unnoticed. On

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It’s not all bad that China is Dumping Cheap Steel on us

It’s not all bad that China is Dumping Cheap Steel on us

Derek Scott April 7, 2016 0

Raise tariffs, man the castle ramparts and erect an economic wall! Anything, but anything, that will stop the evil Chinese government from dumping its subsidised steel on British markets. So goes the narrative: ‘British

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The Croydon Ducking Stool – How Matthew Doyle was Prosecuted by a Rabid Mob

The Croydon Ducking Stool – How Matthew Doyle was Prosecuted by a Rabid Mob

Old Holborn March 28, 2016 4

Once again, into the breach goes your free-speech hero. You’ll all have been made aware of a man in Croydon who decided to tweet his indignation of the Brussels terrorist atrocity last week, committed,

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