A Labour councillor has said that the Conservatives’ dementia tax in the 2017 general election was ‘great fun to poke holes in’. Sean Woodcock, Labour leader on Cherwell District Council, made the comment on a councillors Zoom call with Liz Kendall MP, a Labour...
Labour’s Shadow Minister for Digital and former Cabinet Office Minister has said that the party must have a ‘radical’ plan in the next election, and that voters are prepared to go on a ‘radical journey’. Liam Byrne MP made the comments on a Co-operative...
Lisa Nandy, Shadow Foreign Secretary and former Labour leadership candidate, states that she does not see Caroline Lucas, the Green Party’s only MP, as an ‘opponent’. Nandy made the comment in the latest podcast by left-wing think tank, ‘Compass’, after stating that, equally, she...
Vaughan Gething MS, the Welsh Health Minister, told a meeting of the Co-Operative party that some care homes were 'unlikely to survive' a restructuring by the Welsh Labour government. In the meeting, focussed on delivering a Co-operative agenda for health and social care...
Thank you for being a reader and visitor to The Backbencher Online Magazine. Recent weeks have been very busy. We have been putting together our new editorial team and the new Website which we launched last week. In May, we reached...
The year is 2024 and a man with great hair is about to address the nation. The papers are already awash with pieces comparing the remarkable turn of events to that of the last time a barrister turned Labour leader stood here on the steps of 10...
An NUS leader has been at it again on Twitter, this time declaring ‘f*ck men’. This comes after a number of similar tweets stating ‘f*ck the police’ and the ‘economy’, which you can view here. Becky Ricketts, the newly elected President...
Recent tweets from three elected representatives at the NUS have ranged from ‘f*ck the police’ and ‘f*ck the economy’ to supporting children who want to ‘f*ck sh*t up’. Claire Sosienski Smith, the NUS’s Vice President for higher education, tweeted ‘stay indoors, f*ck the police’...
The famous line, ‘every one percent unemployment goes up, 40,000 people die’ comes from the mouth of Brad Pitt in 'The Big Short', a film based on the true story of a group of investors who short (bet against) the US housing market. This...
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