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Prisons must have a ‘Positive Impact’

Prisons must have a ‘Positive Impact’

Backbencher October 22, 2012 0

Milton,   Serious offenders must be imprisoned, but jails must have a ‘positive impact’ on inmates, David Cameron argued today.. ‘Positive impact?’ That is certainly being achieved!   Cell TV? – Yes Sky Digital…?

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UKIP: still the only home for Libertarians

UKIP: still the only home for Libertarians

Olly Neville October 22, 2012 14

As I wrote earlier, UKIP is the only home for Libertarians. Simon Riglesford has a blog post out today about UKIP, specifically some concerns he has with them The first assertion Simon makes is

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Scottish Independence – For Whom?

Scottish Independence – For Whom?

Backbencher October 22, 2012 5

Alexander Richardson, @marketanarch Might I be in favour of Scottish Independence by reason or virtue of being a Libertarian? As a Jeffersonian Libertarian, it follows that I favour less government – indeed, to the

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Last Man Standing: Memoirs of a Political Survivor

Last Man Standing: Memoirs of a Political Survivor

Andrew Thorpe-Apps October 22, 2012 3

I have followed Jack Straw’s career more closely than others because we attended the same school. I remember feeling strangely proud when he was appointed Foreign Secretary and later Justice Secretary. This stemmed from

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Merkel & European Federalism: An Argument Against Further Powers For Brussels

Merkel & European Federalism: An Argument Against Further Powers For Brussels

Michael St George October 22, 2012 10

The essence of the polity we call a nation-state can be a nebulous concept to visualise, let alone articulate. Yet, despite the apparent elusiveness of precise definition, for 364 years since the 1648 Treaty

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Lauren In London: It’s Time To Start Stalking The Local Music Scene

Lauren In London: It’s Time To Start Stalking The Local Music Scene

Lauren O'Callaghan October 20, 2012 2

There are very few cities in the world with a better music scene than London. With gigs on every night of the week, big and small artists calling it home, and venues supporting every

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Mitchell resigns! Why both Left and Right can claim a victory

Mitchell resigns! Why both Left and Right can claim a victory

Christopher Gage October 19, 2012 3

  Andrew Mitchell, the government’s chief whip, has resigned this evening following a tiresome four weeks after a Downing Street skirmish during which he allegedly called two police officers ‘f***ing plebs’. Despite his admittance

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Joanne Shaw Taylor Rocks Out To The Blues

Joanne Shaw Taylor Rocks Out To The Blues

Backbencher October 19, 2012 1

Tread lightly before dismissing the blues as crusty old timer territory. With the likes of Gary Clark Jr, Oli Brown and Chantel McGregor making waves in the last year or so, it’s become increasingly

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Skyfall: Bond Celebrates His 50th Birthday In Style

Skyfall: Bond Celebrates His 50th Birthday In Style

Lauren O'Callaghan October 19, 2012 4

James Bond celebrated his 50th birthday this year. It’s not the character’s actual age of course (how many 50-year-olds do you know that jump out of planes and seduce secretaries?) but how long the

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Foreign Affairs News Roundup Week 42

Foreign Affairs News Roundup Week 42

Lee Jenkins October 18, 2012 3

President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney squared off in the second of three televised debates. Obama needed a win after a lackluster performance at the first encounter. The Democrat certainly came out swinging

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