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More than a mere convention

A week ago the British Republican Movement held its Annual Convention in Newcastle. The theme of the 2017 Convention was “Taking Back Control – Just how democratic is Britain?” The Annual Republic Convention is a follow-up to the movement’s Members’ … Continue reading

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The politics of identity

In his book, Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class, the left-wing author Owen Jones says: “Of course, the struggles for the emancipation of women, gays, and ethnic minorities are exceptionally important causes. New Labour has co-opted them, passing genuinely … Continue reading

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To uphold, not to pander

The TV camera followed the descent of the gold-nosed Boeing 747 as it came in for a touchdown at Heathrow Airport. On board the plane were 326 members of the British Olympics team, returning in triumph from Rio de Janeiro, … Continue reading

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Actions speak louder than words

There is an old saying that “the family that prays together stays together”. The thought, if not the reality, behind these words implies a unity or agreement of feeling or action, usually of religious faith. This is the idea of … Continue reading

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