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‘Englishness’: Purely A Sports Concept?

‘Englishness’: Purely A Sports Concept?

Andrew Thorpe-Apps October 29, 2012 4

For me, the Union Jack is a source of pride, representative of all our small island has achieved. But the flag of St. George is a different story. I associate it with the English

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Dare They Ditch Their Deficit Denier?

Dare They Ditch Their Deficit Denier?

Michael St George October 29, 2012 2

To all but the most committed Brownite tribalists in Labour’s ranks, Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls must rapidly be becoming an embarrassment. Still adamant for the most part that there was little fundamentally wrong with

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Lauren In London: Have a Hangover-less Halloween

Lauren In London: Have a Hangover-less Halloween

Lauren O'Callaghan October 26, 2012 2

It’s nearly Halloween again and if you feel like celebrating this minor holiday without the slutty outfits and crazy shots this year then I may have found just the thing for you. Let’s face

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Parliament is Back

Parliament is Back

Backbencher October 26, 2012 4

Laveen Ladharam, It is one year to the week since the EU referendum debate shook Britain’s political zeitgeist. Not just because the idea of a referendum on the European Union actually became a possibility,

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CCHQ #EUDebate

CCHQ #EUDebate

Backbencher October 26, 2012 1

Welcome to The Backbencher’s live-blog from the House of Commons debate of Douglas Carswell’s Private Member’s bill for the repeal of the European Communities Act 1972, whose effect, if passed, would be to bring

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Become a part of Hollywood history with the ‘Hollywood Costume’ exhibition

Become a part of Hollywood history with the ‘Hollywood Costume’ exhibition

Backbencher October 26, 2012 0

Growing up in rural Australia, nothing seemed further from the bright lights of Hollywood Boulevard, and although 15 years on I’m no closer to Tinsel Town, the V&A’s ‘Hollywood Costume’ exhibition is almost as

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The Media and Savile

The Media and Savile

Jess Collett October 26, 2012 0

  These past few weeks have been an absolute gold mine for the media.  The BBC are under fire for the allegations that Jimmy Savile, that once well-beloved children’s TV presenter, was one of

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BBC Question Time in Slough [25/10/12]

BBC Question Time in Slough [25/10/12]

Andrew Thorpe-Apps October 26, 2012 0

This week’s Question Time came from Slough. The panel comprised of business secretary Vince Cable, shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry, Conservative MP Claire Perry, UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall and Mehdi Hasan, political director

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‘Tim Walker: Storyteller’ is a London fashion fairytale

‘Tim Walker: Storyteller’ is a London fashion fairytale

Backbencher October 26, 2012 0

There’s something universally appealing about the eccentric and highly stylised photographs of London-based photographer Tim Walker. A favourite of Vogue for over a decade, Walker’s photographs don’t just document fashion trends – they help

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Questions of Loyalty – and the Right Answers

Questions of Loyalty – and the Right Answers

Michael St George October 26, 2012 5

Loyalty is something that’s truly only rendered upwards, and willingly, rather than demanded downwards. Number 10 Downing Street and Conservative Central Office, however, appear to be somewhat ignorant of this fairly basic rule of

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