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Minimum alcohol prices, sugar taxes, and regressive progressivism

Nov
17

(This piece was originally published on Backbench UK here, you can find my profile here)

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An Uber-sized problem?

Sep
29

(This article was originally published on Backbench UK here, you can find my profile here)

This summer, after a typically naff Monday night at one particular Watford nightclub that anyone in south-east England will be familiar with, we took an Uber back to a friend’s house.

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Is the tide turning against tuition fees?

Jul
23

(This post was originally published on Backbench UK here, you can find all my previous articles here)

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Dear God, stop patronising us

Jun
15

(This piece was initially published on Backbench UK here, minus the original Paul Weller references, which is sad. Find my profile here)

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Gayle Storm

Apr
19

A thick outside edge off 23-year-old Indian bowler Basil Thampi down to third man, and a nonchalantly trotted single. An anticlimactic way to become the first batsman to reach 10,000 runs in Twenty20 cricket, but there you go. Maybe it was nerves. He hit the next ball he faced off the same bowler over mid-off for six. That’s much more like it.

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As Washington goes nuclear, what happens next

Apr
13

On November 21 2013, US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of the Democratic Party stood on the Senate floor and said: "The American people believe Congress is broken. The American people believe the Senate is broken.

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Post-Brexit, British left-wing politics could use some Momentum

Apr
07

(This article was originally posted on Backbench UK here, you can find my profile here)

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A byelection autopsy: the Labour Party and Copeland

Mar
09

In my first ever post for Backbench, I wrote about how the Labour Party faced an extremely perilous position in its northern seats, seats which had previously been safe for the party for years.

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