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Hitler youth in modern UK?

Denounce your teachers!Early last year a new group started making waves in UK. An American far right import, Turning Point UK (not to be confused with the social care charity of similar name) set its sights on influencing British domestic politics. The alt-right offshoot spared no expense in promoting its cynical message to British youth, […]

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A little history: Alfred the Great (849 – 899)

In 872, when Alfred was only 23 he succeeded his brother, Aethelred as King of Wessex. Shortly after this he embarked upon his famous retreat into the Marshes, complete with implausible stories about burnt cakes. The war with Guthrum’s invading Vikings was brutal and bloody but eventually, a combination of Saxon courage and Alfred’s strategy […]

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A little history: The battle of Cable Street

Fascists, racists and religious hate-mongers have never been welcome in Britain

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A little history: What’s a ‘lefty loser’?

There is no such thing as a ‘lefty loser’, only lefties who are in it for the long haul. We are resililent, we are strong, we are part of a centuries old tradition and we will prevail!

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A little history: Marcus Aurelius

It may be only a short step too far to call him one of Europe’s earliest socialists.

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A little history: Anthony Wedgewood Benn

Tony Benn wasn’t just wise – he was compassionate too. Tony Benn wasn’t just a campaigner – he was a guru of the left

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The words of Emmanuel Macron

Dear British friends, you are leaving the European Union but you are not leaving Europe

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Boris brings back the bursary!

I began my nurse training in 1992 with a bursary on £4,800 and no charge for tuition fees

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The NHS is not safe in their hands

Private companies leave the NHS impoverished as it struggles to provide the most expensive services with less and less funding.

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Stand up. Be counted. It’s a duty!

it’s a duty owed to my society to stand against injustice

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Workington man joins the ERG

The European Research Group (ERG) is a parliamentary fifth column of far right, hard Brexit MPs

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Jules’ story

My childhood friend, we’ll call her Jules