After a blisteringly hot week and major thunderstorms we will look at how the Government proposes to secure the governance, independent advice and the monitoring of the UK Internal Market. I hope that the thunderstorms are not going to tumble into this process and cause our businesses problems. The government...
Since the Lockdown began, many people have found themselves at home feeling bewildered, fearful for loved ones, dependent on reduced pay from employers or receiving benefits. In some cases they have had no income at all. Everyone has had their daily routines changed. Whilst little reaches the mainstream media, the...
I am conscious that to draw upon it may be to fall victim to argumentum ad populum but the sheer number and variety of people lining up against the Scottish Government’s Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill is staggering. When you can bring together Rowan Atkinson, Val McDermid, the...
It is not particularly surprising that an ideology that first emerged roughly 200 years ago has multiplied and mutated beyond recognition to create an incredibly diverse set of principles. There can, however, be issues with this diversity. For example, when two people meet on the internet, both of whom claim...
But it’s in the Constitution! When that document was written a new nation had been formed on the basis that the British Army had repressed them as an arm of the state by enforcing taxation without representation. Worried about the ramifications of a standing army but knowing that there was...
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Tony Blair: Boris ‘Not the one to save the Union’ Tony Blair accused the prime minister on Sunday of not being ‘the one to save the Union’ in a wide-ranging interview with Sky News discussing coronavirus and foreign policy. The former prime minister also lambasted Labour’s lack of opposition to the...
The Chamber in the House of Commons looks a very different place in the time of COVID-19 and is much less raucous than we have known in the past. It is the one year anniversary of Boris Johnson becoming Prime Minister, and this week’s PMQ’S started in the usual...
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. Over half of this bill was made up by Labour, who charged £33,917.90 for their support group. This included £18,000 paid to Press Data, a media monitoring business, as...
A group of pro-Scottish independence protestors have told people from England to “stay the f*ck away” during a protest at the border between Scotland and England.The squad made the statement in a video that has since gone viral after it was shared by a unionist Twitter account. Scottish nationalists on the...
SNP MSPs, when compared to other major Scottish Parties, charge the taxpayer more on average by nearly £5,000 in expenses, The Backbencher's data team can exclusively reveal. Data collated from 2018/19 shows that on average SNP politicians in Scotland billed the taxpayer £4,867.01 in expenses (per head) more than Scottish...

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An Ode to America Lost.

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In the early afternoon of the 7th January 2021, a salmagundi of thugs, conspiracy theorists and neo-nazis,...

Be Kind… Or Else!

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It’s December 2019 and Caroline Flack tweeted: “If you can be anything, be kind.” By February 2020,...

Trump has lost the battle but is winning the war

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

A Response to Gerald Warner

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Earlier this month Gerald Warner explained on the Reaction website why Joe Biden’s candidacy for the US...

Biden vs Big Tech

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Often defined as the ‘Big Five’ companies of Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, Facebook and Microsoft, the future of...

Schools Must Reopen And Unions Must Stop Interfering

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Yesterday, it came to light that a Labour peer, Lord Hendy QC, had written a memo to...

Why I Still Believe In America

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I’m accused regularly of being an American stooge, superfan, or patsy; or, to use the current Internet...

The Backbencher questions the Prime Minister on the Market Access Commitment

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