Politics

Free Speech or the Hate Crime Bill: You Can’t Have Both!

I am conscious that to draw upon it may be to fall victim to argumentum ad populum but the sheer number and...

The Five Shades of Liberal

It is not particularly surprising that an ideology that first emerged roughly 200 years ago has multiplied and mutated beyond recognition to...

Six Rebuttals to the American gun-owning libertarian from a British gun owner

But it’s in the Constitution! When that document was written a new nation had been formed on the...

Tony Blair: Boris ‘Not The One To Save The Union’

Tony Blair: Boris ‘Not the one to save the Union’ Tony Blair accused the prime minister on Sunday of...

PMQ’s Report (22.07.20): Whiff-Whaff and Russian Roulette

The Chamber in the House of Commons looks a very different place in the time of COVID-19 and is much less raucous...

Left-wing ‘support groups’ in Scottish Parliament bill taxpayer over £50,000!

The SNP, Liberal Democrats and Labour billed the taxpayer £50,540.99 for ‘support groups’ in the Scottish Parliament in the 2018-19 fiscal year.

‘Stay the F**k Away’ Scottish Nationalists Scream at English Drivers

A group of pro-Scottish independence protestors have told people from England to “stay the f*ck away” during a protest at the border...

SNP MSPs Expense Nearly £5k More On Average Than Other Major Parties

SNP MSPs, when compared to other major Scottish Parties, charge the taxpayer more on average by nearly £5,000 in expenses, The Backbencher's...

Political Comment

Trump has lost the battle but is winning the war

As I write this, the outcome of the 2020 US presidential election is not yet fully known. What is clear, however, is...

A Response to Gerald Warner

Earlier this month Gerald Warner explained on the Reaction website why Joe Biden’s candidacy for the US presidency was, in his view,...

Biden vs Big Tech

Often defined as the ‘Big Five’ companies of Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, Facebook and Microsoft, the future of big tech appears tumultuous at...

Schools Must Reopen And Unions Must Stop Interfering

Yesterday, it came to light that a Labour peer, Lord Hendy QC, had written a memo to several trade unions, including the...

Why I Still Believe In America

I’m accused regularly of being an American stooge, superfan, or patsy; or, to use the current Internet vernacular, a “simp” for Uncle...

The Backbencher questions the Prime Minister on the Market Access Commitment

Last week we looked at a brief introduction to UK Internal Market white paper, so this week we delve further into it...

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Culture

BBC Director General already retreating from reform

When Tim Davie assumed the Director Generalship of the BBC, many people hoped he would bring about a cultural change at the...

The British Library Must Walk Away From Identity Politics

The British Library has become the latest once revered institution to succumb to identity politics – which have vanishingly little to do...

Cardi-B and Another Tiresome Conservative Meltdown

It’s become the most boring kind of cliché at this point; but 2020 has been a hell of a strange year, right?

No Silence in Music Letter Misses the Point

An open letter signed by 700 UK music industry professionals has become yet another instance of the cultural elite telling regular people...

Covid Causes UK Cinema to Miss a Trick

According to the UK government, face masks are a legal necessity to ensure Britons feel safe going to the shops and indulging...

Face masks: What’s all the fuss about?

Many questions have arisen during the Covid-19 pandemic, but none more so than the questions surrounding face masks. On Friday 24 July,...

Why Britain Needs to Ditch the Bulldog

Saunter through the Departures area of any British airport (if you're lucky enough not to have your flight cancelled) and you’ll find...

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