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

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

The Backbencher questions the Prime Minister on the UK Internal Market

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With MPs now on summer recess, all may seem quiet on the Westminster scene. There...

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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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...