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EXCLUSIVE: Activate leader explains groups motives and future plans

EXCLUSIVE: Activate leader explains groups motives and future plans

James Bickerton September 18, 2017 0

For a few days earlier this month one of the biggest political stories in Britain was the emergence of a new conservative youth group, Activate. For an organisation founded on £50, and which has

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REVEALED: 17-year old Activate founder receives death threats at home address

REVEALED: 17-year old Activate founder receives death threats at home address

James Bickerton September 15, 2017 0

The Backbencher has been informed by a source within the leadership of Activate, the new pro-Conservative youth group (sometimes dubbed the ‘Tory Momentum’), that one of the groups founding members has received death threats

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EXCLUSIVE: Moggmentum organiser explains why Rees-Mogg should be Prime Minister

EXCLUSIVE: Moggmentum organiser explains why Rees-Mogg should be Prime Minister

James Bickerton September 14, 2017 0

Amongst the more unexpected political developments over the summer was the emergence of the unofficial ‘Moggmentum’ campaign, an effort by some activists to facilitate Jacob Rees-Mogg’s assent to the leadership of the Conservative Party.

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Engaging our young Tory activists? Lets give them socials, not socialism

Engaging our young Tory activists? Lets give them socials, not socialism

Ellie King September 10, 2017 0

Since the election in June, youth engagement and activism has been a hot topic on all sides of the political spectrum, so here’s my two cents on the issue. Just to be clear, I’m

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Why Jacob Rees-Mogg’s religious views shouldn’t end Moggmentum

Why Jacob Rees-Mogg’s religious views shouldn’t end Moggmentum

Ed Creedy September 9, 2017 2

This week, the return of our elected parliamentarians to the Commons Chamber has been overshadowed by the comments and views of a certain Jacob Rees-Mogg MP. Hotly tipped (in some circles) as an outside

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REVEALED: Pro-Corbyn media stages fake young Tory interview

REVEALED: Pro-Corbyn media stages fake young Tory interview

James Bickerton September 9, 2017 3

On Monday 4 September Novara media, the pro-Corbyn ‘alternative’ media platform, released a video interview with ‘Thomas Wellington’, the ‘founder’ of new Tory youth group Activate. An impressive coup, especially for a hard-left publication.

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Why extreme partisanship is bad for politics

Why extreme partisanship is bad for politics

Alastair Thompson August 31, 2017 0

“What is politics?” may seem like a fairly simple question, after all, it is a question of just three words, yet it seems undeniable that even amongst those who read this piece a vast

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It’s time to remake the case for capitalism

It’s time to remake the case for capitalism

Harry Clynch August 30, 2017 0

Few of us would deny that the general election was a complete travesty for the Conservative Party. Through a grossly incompetent campaign, the Prime Minister managed to squander a twenty point lead to put

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Is Labour making a more permanent shift to the left?

Is Labour making a more permanent shift to the left?

Ed Creedy August 30, 2017 0

Under Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party has shifted radically away from the centre-left ground it used to hold under the Blair and Brown governments, and even the Miliband leadership. Corbyn has taken the party

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The Not-So-Curious Case of AntiFa and Neo-Nazis

The Not-So-Curious Case of AntiFa and Neo-Nazis

Jordan Holbrook August 30, 2017 1

AntiFa and Neo-Nazis are not too dissimilar. They share similar ideals, have similar practices and are both inspired by the same ideology. As such, when Trump condemned the violence on both sides, he was

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