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The Backbencher Limited available for sale

The Backbencher Limited available for sale

Alex MacDonald July 7, 2014 Comments Off

It is with a heavy heart to announce that The Backbencher website is available for sale. Unfortunately Lee, Olly, Daniel and I are no longer able to contribute to this website like we have

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The State Of Libya

The State Of Libya

Backbencher July 3, 2014 0

Contrary to a plethora of Western political analysis and media commentary following the 25 June 2014 general elections for the new Libyan parliament, the Council of Representatives, the State of Libya is not in

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New Study Says a Vegan Diet Can Significantly Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

New Study Says a Vegan Diet Can Significantly Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Sam Woolfe June 30, 2014 0

Livestock are a major contributor of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – a 2010 report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) found that methane accounts for most of the GHGs emitted due

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Global Food Production at Risk from Pesticides, According to New Research

Global Food Production at Risk from Pesticides, According to New Research

Sam Woolfe June 26, 2014 0

A new meta-analysis conducted by the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides found that ‘systemic’ pesticides, a group of pesticides that are absorbed by all parts of a plant, pose a global threat to biodiversity and

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Ed Miliband Is Clutching At Straws

Ed Miliband Is Clutching At Straws

Backbencher June 26, 2014 0

The Labour leader’s gimmicks and populism have destroyed his credibility. Another week passes and another policy announcement can be heard from team Miliband. In his most recent attempt to shore the diminishing Labour lead in the

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Patriarchy Is Hurting Men Too

Patriarchy Is Hurting Men Too

Lee Jenkins June 26, 2014 1

 It’s well known that patriarchal society makes life tougher on women. But there’s plenty of reasons for men to rile against it too. Men’s Interests Are Predetermined Look in the men’s section of a

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Doctors Support Life-Long Ban of Cigarettes for Anyone Born After the Year 2000

Doctors Support Life-Long Ban of Cigarettes for Anyone Born After the Year 2000

Sam Woolfe June 25, 2014 0

If you’re born after the year 2000, then you could have your freedom restricted, unlike those lucky people born before the year 2000. Doctors at the British Medical Association’s annual representatives’ meeting agreed on

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The War On Wasteful Government Spending

The War On Wasteful Government Spending

Alex MacDonald June 20, 2014 0

This website has always been very concerned with the UK’s lethargic attitude to its debt problems. Many voters feel that our public and external debt are not important issues, and that governments can print money

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Obama’s Amateur Hour Foreign Policy Legacy

Obama’s Amateur Hour Foreign Policy Legacy

Lee Jenkins June 19, 2014 0

On Iran, Syria, Ukraine, Libya and Iraq, Obama has stumbled from one crisis to another with seemingly limitless ineptitude It started well enough; in his first major foreign policy speech after election, Obama addressed the

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Mental Health Stigma Remains a Major Issue

Mental Health Stigma Remains a Major Issue

Sam Woolfe June 17, 2014 0

Recent news that autistic adults ‘fear abuse’, according to the National Autistic Society (NAS), further highlights the fact that mental health stigma is still a major issue in this country. Half of the 1,300

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