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The Conservatives come fighting back, but will it work?

By Gregory Taylor  It was not the best start for the Conservative Party Conference, but things have gone rather better than some would have thought. On Saturday night we had seen one MP joining UKIP and another minister standing down because of a sex scandal. For political geeks like me, it’s ...

The real cost of EU membership

By Ella Vine There's two opposing views on EU migration and the cost of the UK’s membership with the EU. On one side there's the proponents who argue the economic benefits outweigh the cost of membership, on the other there's those who argue we pay out more than we bring in. The ...

Tories top survey as party conference love cheats

By Steve Taggart It appears it isn't just ex-Tory MP Brooks Newmark who has an eye for members of the opposite sex, they really shouldn't have. The Tories have come top of a political list of love cheats in a new survey. This week the Conservatives host their annual party conference in Manchester ...

Scotland Votes NO to Independence

06:20am: Scotland has voted No to independence, 55 per cent to 45 per cent. But while Edinburgh voted No, Glasgow voted Yes and the close nature of the results is likely to shake-up the political fabric of the UK. A total 1.6 million Scots voted for independence, First Minister Alex Salmond ...

The independence referendum will have a lasting effect on UK politics

By Stephen Angus Peter Junor The independence referendum takes place on the 18th of September and as the debate has evolved and engaged the population, it is becoming clear that politics in Scotland and perhaps even the UK has fundamentally changed. It has politically awakened the entire nation. UK election ...

Intolerance and the DUP

By Tomas McGoldrick Northern Ireland has often been accused of being behind the times, but in one area we seem to be ahead of the curve. The recent European elections have seen a surge in support for anti-immigrant, xenophobic parties. In Britain UKIP dominated the headlines by topping the poll, ...

Nigel Farage probably likes pasties

By John Simm There was a certain degree of shock after the recent European elections. Joey Barton's not too tactful sentiments on Question Time summed it up quite adequately. Popular opinion often shifts to the right during recessions with people blaming "others" for their current poor fortunes. They always look ...

How the Left Can Stop Farage

By Bradley Allsop     The fact that my newsfeed and television screen are increasingly taken up by Nigel Farage’s smiling, smug face enrages me for so many reasons. Perhaps the biggest reason though, is that he’s parading himself as a panacea for societal woes, when really he’s just another facet ...

Immigration is a consequence, not the problem

By Philip Benton The local and European elections seem to have revolved around one key issue. The Daily Mail reading British public have had enough of failed promises from the Government to keep net immigration under control and have made their views known by voting for anti-EU parties like UKIP. ...

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