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The Role of a Conservative backbencher in a Coalition Government

Traditionally, the role of a backbencher in government is to remain loyal and to support the legislative programme put forward by ministers; as Gilbert and Sullivan put it… 445 more words

British Politics

County Durham Socialist Clothing Bank

The Clothing Bank opened its doors today. As last time we had prom dresses and prom suits available to loan as well as our more usual items. 206 more words

It's Time To Learn From History, Direct Action and Disobedience Is What Brings Governments Down

In February 2003 over one million people marched in opposition to the invasion of Iraq.  The mass protest, one of the largest in the UK’s history, was peaceful but determined and organised in full co-operation with the authorities.  1,218 more words

Fighting Back

London, We Have A Problem: Why British Pollsters Were So Dreadfully, Terribly Wrong

Michael Barone writes: “The world may have a polling problem.” That’s the headline on a blogpost by Nate Silver, the wunderkind founder of the fivethirthyeight.com website. 369 more words

Politics

WHAT?! Cameron declares war on every #UK citizen in most bizarre statement yet! (#politics #ToriesOutNow )

It is only a few days since Cameron and his cronies were returned to government, and already they are introducing draconian and oppressive policies and legislation. 903 more words

Government & Politics

Over 4 Million People Who Want Jobs: Is The So-Called Jobs Miracle Shuddering To A Halt?

Newly appointed Minister of Death, Priti Patel, was allowed to write her first DWP press release this morning as labour market figures showed there were just 35,000 fewer unemployed people in the last three months.  327 more words

Welfare Reform