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Why you should fear Theresa May’s Snooper’s Charter

Most of the media attention paid to the Investigatory Powers Bill, otherwise known as the Snooper’s Charter, has focused on whether the government should be able to have access to our personal data. This is an important debate, but I think most of us already assumed that the government was able to read everything we…

Jeremy Corbyn

In defence of Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn is getting a lot wrong at the moment. Even his most passionate defenders would have to admit that. He seems to be on a quest to alienate himself from the media, whose support he will need to have any hope of getting elected. In his quest to appear totally above the mirky world…

European Union

The press has made Britiain Eurosceptic

The European Union generally suffers from excessively poor press. The negatives of membership are overstated, whilst the benefits are underreported. This has warped people’s perceptions of the EU and led to an increase in Euroscepticism. British PoliticsConservative PartyEuropeEuropean UnionEuroscepticismMediaPolitics

David Cameron

Dear Tory voters: you are not a persecuted minority

On Saturday evening, an article in The Independent began trending on Facebook. The piece, subtly titled “I’m a proud Tory. But with the left this belligerent and self-righteous, is it any wonder so many of us are ‘shy’?”, argued that the reason for the discrepancy between the polls throughout the election and the actual result was…

Election recording

General Election Live Blog

In order to cheer everyone up from their post-election funk…here are some of Paxo’s dodgy one-liners #AltElection — Jack Edward Hillcox (@JackHillcox) May 9, 2015 British PoliticsConservative PartyDavid CameronEd MilibandElectionGeneral ElectionLabourLabour PartyNick CleggNigel FaragePoliticsSNPToriesTory PartyUKIP

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So what exactly are British values?

Over the course of the past 18 months or so, the phrase “British values” has been increasingly featuring in political speeches and interviews. It’s pretty clear what the main cause of this has been, the rise of UKIP. British ValuesConservative PartyDavid CameronNationalismNigel FarageUKIP