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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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Facts on Drugs

Facts on Drugs

Olly Neville October 23, 2012 10

A quick breakdown: Drug legalisiation does not increase usage When Portugal decriminalised drug usage 10 years ago many worried drug usage would rise, it hasn’t. In fact it has fallen by 50%. People take

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#Oct20 Marching against Economics and Common Sense

#Oct20 Marching against Economics and Common Sense

Olly Neville October 23, 2012 5

The left once again have decided to show their lack of economic knowledge, (allegedly) 100,000 people marched on Saturday claiming to be the voice of the majority (despite over 20m people voting for deeper

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Andrew Mitchell: Useless and Naive

Andrew Mitchell: Useless and Naive

Olly Neville October 23, 2012 3

As you will know, Andrew Mitchell has been taking up many of the front pages for most of the past few weeks for his alleged ‘pleb’ comment. What struck me as strange was the

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Tim Burton 30 years on

Tim Burton 30 years on

Backbencher October 23, 2012 2

Charlie Granby, Many of you will have recognised Tim Burton as an iconic director, actor, producer and writer who is renowned for his quirky, gothic horror style movies, such as Sleepy Hollow, Sweeney Todd:

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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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