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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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Foreign Affairs News Roundup Week 43

Foreign Affairs News Roundup Week 43

Lee Jenkins October 25, 2012 2

Obama and Romney faced off in the final of the three presidential debates, this one focusing on foreign policy. It was arguably the most belligerent of the debates, with both men keenly aware of how

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Today’s Growth Figures In Context

Today’s Growth Figures In Context

Lee Jenkins October 25, 2012 2

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today showed the British economy grew by 1 percent in the Third Quarter. This was significantly higher than the 0.6 percent expected by most. It

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Sleepwalking into an Orwellian Future

Sleepwalking into an Orwellian Future

Andrew Thorpe-Apps October 25, 2012 7

John Richards, a pensioner, places a sign in the window of his home saying: ‘religions are fairy stories for adults.’ The authorities promptly threaten him with arrest unless the sign is taken down. This

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PMQs Round-up: Energy prices, the trains debacle and the free market solution

PMQs Round-up: Energy prices, the trains debacle and the free market solution

Backbencher October 24, 2012 1

By Fatuma Ukwaju Andrew Mitchell’s resignation and the not-so-Olympic whiff-whaffing of the recent Energy Bill announcement, led me to believe that Ed Ball’s famous Levelling Hand would make a star appearance in PMQs today.

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Cameron fuses a new approach to solving our penal system conundrum.

Cameron fuses a new approach to solving our penal system conundrum.

Christopher Gage October 24, 2012 1

It seems to be one of the questions which countless politicians have failed to answer: Do we bang ‘em up or set them free? This age-old debate has the distinct advantage of exposing a

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Ed & Ed Oppose The Cuts…Sort Of

Ed & Ed Oppose The Cuts…Sort Of

Lee Jenkins October 24, 2012 2

London was the destination last weekend for mass anti-austerity demonstration organized by the TUC. As always, numbers vary depending who you speak too, but it was undeniably a respectable turnout. Notable among the attendees

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A Reply to Fevzi Hussein

A Reply to Fevzi Hussein

Olly Neville October 23, 2012 1

Today I published an article on the Oct20 marches found here http://thebackbencher.co.uk/oct20/ This is the second article on this site – seen in our Tea Room on October 21 – was in support of

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