In a lengthy and impassioned speech at the Labour party conference, Jeremy Corbyn claims his revolutionary agenda for the British economy has become “the political mainstream”, arguing that the political centre ground has shifted hard to the left over the last 20 or 30 years. In his speech, the Labour leader promised to give rental […]
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As a natural and nurtured debater, I spend a lot of time in hearty deliberation with friends and colleagues from across a wide spectrum of cultural, religious and economic perspectives. I hope they won’t mind me saying so, but I find there’s a consistent experience which I find with those on the Left: a persistent […]
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An assumption of success lay at the heart of the Conservative failure to gain a majority in the General Election this June. The Tories can learn lessons from big business. In thoughtfully planning for an unexpected result, perhaps they can win again.   If there is anything we’ve learned about politics in the last couple […]
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In spite of a pitiful election campaign, we think that the Conservatives are the best choice for government at this election. Give May your vote.  Tomorrow is the day that Britain goes to the polls for the third time in just over two years. After the surprise majority victory for the Conservatives in the 2015 […]
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Since leaving school, most of us have found the ability to detail the contents of our pencil case in French much less useful than we perhaps once thought. As a result, we’re happy to take the champagne and pain au chocolat but stay ignorant about the rest of French life. So why then should we […]
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The two broadly conflicting schools of thought in drug policy focus around the state’s duty of care and people’s personal liberties, but is there a policy solution that encompasses both ideals? The purpose of criminalising drug use is supposedly to reduce such usage and the resultant negative effects thereof – which seems like a perfectly […]
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The far right Party for Freedom came second in last week’s Dutch general election, but lessons should be taken from their last minute collapse. The often euphoric reaction from moderates to a far right political party with one member and no government funding coming a distant second in an election in a Benelux country – […]
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On Thursday probably the most important UK election of 2017 took place, here is a quick guide for those who don’t really follow the convoluted politics in Northern Ireland. Who are the main parties? Since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement introduced the modern Northern Ireland Assembly, the two largest parties have been the Democratic Unionist Party […]
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The Conservative candidate for the Copeland by-election has won with an astonishing 13,748 votes, the first time for a governing party to win a by-election since 1982. We offer our congratulations to Trudy Harrison who won with 13,748 votes to Labour’s Gillian Troughton’s 11,601. The Tories needed a a swing of 3.3% to claim the victory […]
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In response to the government winning the vote in the House of Commons passing The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill 2016-17, Labour MP Chuka Umunna posted on Facebook his discust at Andrea Leadsome, Chris Grayling and Boris Johnson voting against an amendment that would have required the government to set aside an additional £350m […]
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