Jess Collett, I am twenty years old. I can vote, rent a house and buy enough tequila to drown a very small elephant. The British government seems to think that despite all this, I am incapable of thinking for myself. Cigarette stands are now covered up so that I am...
The very definition of a black comedy Sightseers will have you laughing out loud the whole way through… even when it’s freaking you out. Sprung from the mind of Alice Lowe and Steve Oram (who also star as the main characters) it was developed into a feature film with...
Breakfast is cool again. Comfortably so. In the last year or so the capital has seen a super-smoothie/farmhouse toast/salmon and eggs-fuelled surge of trendy places to eat your way off to a good day. It is generally something of a speciality for eateries. Unless you're at a swishy hotel or...
According to reports from the U.K. based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, over 300 people were slaughtered across Syria yesterday by Government forces. This makes Wednesday the 26th September one of the bloodiest days of the 18-month conflict between rebel forces and the Assad regime. David Cameron expressed his concern...
jumpy review
'You’re ruining my life!' may sound like a stereotypical teenage response to parental domination, but somehow – miraculously – Jumpy manages to avoid all the rotten familial clichés. April De Angelis has managed to lift the cobwebs and the moth balls out of the tired ‘family drama’ and breathe...
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

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,...

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...