Students at the University of Oxford have voted to leave the National Union of Students (NUS) after the review of a close result at the polls. The ‘No’ campaign won by a slim 1780 votes to 1652. The referendum’s 15% turnout maintains the traditional low participation rates experienced in student...
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are usually referred to as an animal rights organisation. But this is a mistake. No animal rights organisation would euthanize 89% of animals at their own animal shelter. This is what PETA have been found guilty of doing at their shelter...
After months of speculation, Alex Salmond has finally stated that he would not accept a Plan B on the currency debate in an independent Scotland because it would be “settling for what’s second best”. “Plan B implies settling for what’s second best. And neither myself, my colleagues in the SNP,...
It’s finally happened. A country where half the population has no functioning toilet has sent a 1300 kg lump of technology on a 200 million kilometre journey to Mars. And there is outrage. India has joined the space race, spending the massive sum of £45M to secure its place as...
While the UK’s Local Election results seem to be a mixed bag one thing is clear – the Labour Party’s anti-Semitism problem has undoubtedly cost them one of the top targets of their #Unseat campaign - where Jeremy Corbyn was planning a victory parade today, no less. Barnet is home...
What do you do when you work for the most censored website in the world? Provide a way to access it of course. There is a new Internet browser on the market, one that has taken the web by storm. The Pirate Bay, an organisation usually associated with running the...
The Backbencher has been informed by a source within the leadership of Activate, the new pro-Conservative youth group (sometimes dubbed the ‘Tory Momentum’), that one of the groups founding members has received death threats at his home address. The 17 year old in question, who played an important role...
Isn't it about time we thought about lowering the Age of Consent to 14? THERE are depressingly few fields in which Britain claims top spot among our European partners. More depressing still is that one of them is teenage pregnancy. British teenagers have the highest pregnancy rates in the EU....
Amazon should pay its taxes, but let’s just put it into perspective Monday saw Margaret Hodge telling the Starbucks Executive that ‘he was immoral’ for his company avoiding tax in the UK. Revelations have flown in that other multinational corporations like Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have been avoiding their...
The all-important vote for Scottish Independence will take place on the 18th of September next year. In less than a year, the electorate of Scotland will go to the polls to decide their fate. A lot has been said in reference to the referendum from both sides. One fact which...

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Biden vs Big Tech

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

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...

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...

The Backbencher questions the Prime Minister on the Market Access Commitment

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The Backbencher questions the Prime Minister on the UK Internal Market

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Change Our Laws If You Must, But Not Our Culture

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I cannot remember how many conversations I have now had with people about whether or...

Broken Britain: The Border Skirmish that Threatens the Fragile Union

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There’s Nothing New About Boris’ New Deal

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The penny hasn’t dropped for many that we are about to go over the edge...