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‘Red Ed’ turns a shade of purple via the spirit of Disraeli

‘Red Ed’ turns a shade of purple via the spirit of Disraeli

Backbencher October 3, 2012 2

One Nation. Get used to that phrase: you’ll be hearing and seeing it a lot in the run up to 2015. During last year’s Labour Conference, Ed Miliband delivered a speech so quixotically left-wing

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The problem of and solution to National Debt

The problem of and solution to National Debt

Olly Neville October 2, 2012 0

Evidence shows when Government debt is over 90% of GDP growth slows dramatically http://www.nber.org/digest/apr10/w15639.html The UK official national debt keeps plenty of items such as unfunded public sector pension schemes off the books and

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TPA 2020 Tax Commission Report

TPA 2020 Tax Commission Report

Olly Neville October 2, 2012 0

Recently the Tax Payer’s alliance released a large report into the findings of their 2020 tax commission. The full report can be found here http://www.taxpayersalliance.com/home/2012/05/2020-tax-commission-final-report.html, but at 420 odd pages it is a bit

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Labour are wrong about the Tories, but both are wrong about the Economy

Labour are wrong about the Tories, but both are wrong about the Economy

Olly Neville October 2, 2012 2

Too far too fast has become a tide phrase of a party on the wrong side of the argument. Amusingly Labour seem to know they have lost the argument as well as any vestiges

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Think-Tank ‘Demos’ finds in survey that most want welfare reform.

Think-Tank ‘Demos’ finds in survey that most want welfare reform.

Alex MacDonald October 1, 2012 2

A survey from the Think tank ‘Demos’, found that an overwhelming amount of the public supported state controls on how people spend their benefits.   ‘Whilst 6 in 10 people (59%) agreed the government

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Those of us left behind: Coping with a suicide.

Those of us left behind: Coping with a suicide.

Backbencher October 1, 2012 0

Emma Davis, If you were asked what you thought the leading cause of death was among young men, what would you say? Car accidents? Knife crime? Would you be surprised to learn that every

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#Social.

#Social.

Backbencher October 1, 2012 0

Charlie-Marie Granby,  Facebook. The very pair of sly syllables which inadvertently dance off one’s tongue on a day to day basis. Now before I begin, I shan’t lie to you, I blog, I tweet,

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A look back on P.J.Harvey’s, ‘White Chalk’

A look back on P.J.Harvey’s, ‘White Chalk’

Backbencher October 1, 2012 0

Kaya Purchase, Polly Jane Harvey’s latest album, ‘Let England Shake’ has indeed sent seismic waves across Britain’s culture. It deals with topical issues, captures the conditions of war and boldly confronts British politics. It

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A Tug-of-War between Labour and Unite could leave Miliband without a £6 million paddle

A Tug-of-War between Labour and Unite could leave Miliband without a £6 million paddle

Christopher Gage October 1, 2012 0

As the Labour party gather in Manchester for their annual conference this weekend I hope Ed Miliband and the party faithful avoid reading the newspapers. Len McCluskey, General Secretary of the Unite union, made

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Chuka flirts with Labour Leadership, but is he the man for the job?

Chuka flirts with Labour Leadership, but is he the man for the job?

Alex MacDonald October 1, 2012 2

A recent private poll – released by the Tories – regarding the popularity of Ed Miliband must be really striking a chord right now in Manchester, as 73% of Labour voters believe Ed is

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