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Are the Liberals done for? ‘No’, argues Jill Hope, Liberal Democrat Candidate for Corby.

Are the Liberals done for? ‘No’, argues Jill Hope, Liberal Democrat Candidate for Corby.

Alex MacDonald October 13, 2012 3

‘This by election came about most unexpectedly and the local party needed someone to stand here. The party were aware that although I didn’t live in Corby, I had spent 6 years in the

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Meet The Four Turner Prize Hopefuls For 2012

Meet The Four Turner Prize Hopefuls For 2012

Lauren O'Callaghan October 12, 2012 0

The Turner Prize is one of the most controversial contemporary art competitions around and has caused more than one disbelieving gasp from the public in recent years (everyone remember the year an unmade bed

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Does the Church have a role to play in political debate today?

Does the Church have a role to play in political debate today?

Backbencher October 12, 2012 2

Jessica Collett, As a convinced atheist, it is expected of me to have an automatic knee jerk reaction to this question – a most determined ‘No, of course not!’ ala Richard Dawkins. And yes,

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Warner Bros’ Harry Potter Studio Tour Makes Magic!

Warner Bros’ Harry Potter Studio Tour Makes Magic!

Backbencher October 12, 2012 1

When J. K. Rowling dreamed up the idea of a brave boy wizard on a train to London, even literary experts weren’t convinced her idea was worth publishing. Shoved to the bottom of the

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Lauren In London: Never Underestimate The Lure Of A Good Library

Lauren In London: Never Underestimate The Lure Of A Good Library

Lauren O'Callaghan October 12, 2012 2

So, I’ve recently moved house and along with all the usual stressful problems (ice-cream melting during transport etc) I just discovered that it’s going to be almost a month before we can get the

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An Underwhelming Conference Season

An Underwhelming Conference Season

Lee Jenkins October 11, 2012 3

I may have rose tinted glasses, but party conferences used to be pretty buoyant affairs. Predictable, but buoyant. The Tory Conference would see the party leaders throwing the grassroots some red meat on crime

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Foreign Affairs News Roundup Week 41

Foreign Affairs News Roundup Week 41

Lee Jenkins October 11, 2012 1

Turkey seems to be doing its level best to make the crisis in Syria ever worse. Yesterday Turkish F-16 jets forced a civilian jet en route from Moscow to Damascus to land on suspicion

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Cameron’s speech sets the ‘Aspiration Nation’ to work. Just how could the Tories win in 2015?

Cameron’s speech sets the ‘Aspiration Nation’ to work. Just how could the Tories win in 2015?

Christopher Gage October 10, 2012 6

The final day of the Conservative party conference was always going to leave the Prime Minister’s speech to very last. David Cameron’s biggest task today was largely to convince the swathes of the nation

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Angela In Athens

Angela In Athens

Lee Jenkins October 10, 2012 2

It was never going to be a meeting of equals. The leader of the Eurozone’s strongest economy yesterday met the leader of its weakest. The more hysterical elements of the Greek media portrayed it

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EU Referendum: The question that refuses a straight answer

EU Referendum: The question that refuses a straight answer

Backbencher October 10, 2012 4

By Tom Hagen In recent weeks, there has been constant background noise in political circles about a possible referendum on the European Union. First, we’re told the Conservatives will promise it as part of their 2015

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