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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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Are Britons working or not?

Give women a way to make a reasonable income en masse and they spend it en masse. Money circulates. The economy grows.

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European rights and all that

Protecting our basic human and civil rights will be the next big battle in post-Brexit UK

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Repaid by nationalists

Gabs is from Scandinavia. She’s a ‘Scandiwegian’ as a friend of mine might say. She’s also a thoroughly good egg. For several years now she’s lived in an ordinary English town, abided by the law of the land, paid her taxes (she’s a Ph.D. with a good income and a penchant for sharing) and built […]

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Workington hustings – Parliament, the executive and judicial review

At the end of the evening I got to ask my own question. It was the final question and so I didn’t get the chance to follow up on candidate’s answers, unfortunately. Even so, what they did say is interesting in the light of the tory manifesto which includes plans to allow the government (prime […]

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Workington hustings – cleaner fuel

If there’s no plan there’s no commitment.

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An interview with Sue Hayman part 1

This is the first part of an interview I conducted with Sue Hayman.

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Blinded by Brexit

single issue politics don’t work when we’re choosing a government

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Are we not ashamed?

For pity’s sake, look around you. See the poverty and ruination. See the lives destroyed by ConDem austerity. They did this. The LibDems and the Tories.

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Second referendum

We won’t let you shaft the rest of the UK to enlarge your already over-inflated piles

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Boris’ false dichotomy

Boris’ letter to parliament doesn’t include every possibility. We could simply withdraw article 50