Last Sunday, David Leigh (Guardian) put forward a very controversial argument in support for state subsidies to British newspapers. Leigh argues in his article that due to the sector wide agreement that printed newspapers would be all but dead in the next 5 years, they justify state intervention. Read Leigh's...
Olly Neville, At the Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton, Danny Alexander went full guns blazing at top earners who avoid tax. We came up with a plan that could help him out: At the moment the UK tax code would take the world’s fastest reader over 120 hours to complete. UK...
The Green Party of England and Wales displays the following message on its policy page under the sub-section of ‘Jobs and Living Wage’. Work towards a 35-hour working week. Full time UK employees work the longest average hours in Europe: 43.5 hours, as against 38.2 in France and 39.9 in...
Just who is the illustrious Milton that everyone has been talking about recently? Well, or so he most likely wished they would…   Our good friend Milton is a silly old man and can’t always help saying the controversial thing at the wrong time…he does mean well though! Milton is a...

Opening Statement

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Dear all,   I would like to introduce to you our new online magazine ‘The Backbencher’.  We are a brand new organisation with clear goals on how we would like to see change – of a political nature – here in Britain. We will be focusing the majority of our time,...

Political Comment

Is it time to separate Church and State?

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For many, separating Church and State seems like common sense, and in the UK, such constitutional reforms...

The sweet, sweet irony of the EU-AstraZeneca vaccine row

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This week, the EU apparently signalled a major departure from its previously held dogma on free markets,...

Four Successful Regulations That Show Real Bite from the UK Gambling Commission

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is one of those regulatory bodies that often gets it in the...

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...

How Much Attention Should Political Bettors Pay to Social Media?

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Social media has influenced our lives in ways we can’t even fathom, but never does it seem...