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  • "Don't just hope for a better life. Vote for one."

    - Margaret Thatcher

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    - Winston Churchill

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    - Theresa May

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James Hockney: Trump win – how Clinton lost the election in the final week

Close elections can be won and lost in the final week depending on which candidate has the stronger finish. But I hear you cry: Clinton spent more, had bigger names and celebrities supporting the campaign. Let me explain. Electors want to see a candidate working hard and a campaign that is not complacent. So we need to examine this in several parts. Continue reading

Zak Wagman: I supported Remain - I was wrong

I supported a Remain vote during the EU referendum earlier this year. I campaigned for Britain Stronger in Europe, and Conservatives IN, because I felt that that was in the best interests of the country. I was always a ‘Reluctant Remainer’ – although I did not like the EU, and a lot of what it stood for, I thought that we would all be better off, and our economy would be stronger, if we stayed a member.  Continue reading

Graham Hutchison: Disproving Darwin – The Republican Party Since Reagan

Thirty six years ago today a man who epitomised the American dream was elected to the nation’s highest office.  The son of a second generation Irish immigrant salesman, Ronald Wilson Reagan was born in 1911 in the rural mid-west.  He overcame those humble beginnings to become first a radio sportscaster, then a Hollywood actor, then Governor of California before claiming a landslide victory on November 4th 1980 to sweep Jimmy Carter, one of America’s most inept 20th century Presidents from office.  Along this journey Reagan made the transition from Democrat to Republican. Continue reading

Ben Brittain: Louis Smith and The Curious Incident of Islam

The incident of Louis Smith has shown us that if you want to make fun of any religion make sure it's Christianity. If you mock Islam you will be hounded, ridiculed and disgraced. It's safer to laugh at drunk Irish vicars and black nuns. Continue reading

Stephen Anderson: When it comes to discrimination against guide dogs, seeing really is believing

Many of you may have seen me at Party Conference with my guide dog Barney. Most people remember Barney, but not my name. Six months after getting him, I'm getting used to this. I do have some useful vision, but not much. It's a bit like a Lib Dem MP, it's there but it's not very useful. Continue reading


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