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

Broken Britain: The Border Skirmish that Threatens the Fragile Union

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In the same way as a man being repeatedly punched in the face eventually no...

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...

Piecemeal Solutions To Universal Problems Only Make Things Worse:

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Right now, the Events & Meetings industry is fighting to survive. A...

Corruption in Planning isn’t just about personal financial gain

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Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government Robert Jenrick has been skewered by his...

Only a new political movement will make sense of the mess that the UK is now in

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Rarely does one individual have the platform and access to the eyes and ears of...

The Need for Free Meals is Something this Government will never understand

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The Government U-turn on providing Free School Meals during the summer is one that only...

The Alternative to Trashing Statues

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Issues with police brutality being nowhere near as pervasive or dangerous in the UK as...

Welcome to the deadly age of Groupthink where groups and ‘leaders’ aren’t thinking at all

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Whilst none of the usual suspects have produced work that reflects this from the US,...