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In upholding classist prejudices, Tesco harms pupils

A rebellion against the capitalist overlords is underway in bourgeois Bruntsfield. Parents of pupils at the nearby Boroughmuir High School have raised concerns that their children are forced to queue outside a Tesco store at lunchtime whilst pupils from the private George Watson’s School are free to enter the store unchallenged. Tesco attempted to defend this […]

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Trump successfully mobilised Brexit-like fears

It’s all about Brexit. Since the politics-shattering election of Donald Trump as US President on Tuesday, British commentators have analysed the intrinsic similarities between his deeply controversial campaign and that which delivered the leave vote in June. Both focused on populist and quasi-nationalist themes. Both pandered to a working-class voter base and traditional non-voters. Both […]

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Red poppies honour those who fought for our freedoms

It was 1945 and the poisonous heart of fascism was unravelling. My grandfather was a member of the regiment tasked with liberating the despairing prisoners at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. As the exhausted men approached the iron gates, guarding the prison from the antidote of tolerance, piles of rotting bodies greeted them. The air was stifled […]

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If it is to succeed, the Left must be more opportunistic

An unruly troop of aggressive backbenchers, baying for the next political development which will force their master into an ideologically equivalent position. A leadership devoid of intellectual strength, grappling for any token idea to add to their non-existent manifesto for the future. A party membership tearing into the political extremities, demanding doses of authoritarianism as […]

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Under Diane James, the death bell has tolled for UKIP

A spate of high-profile resignations at the pinnacle of public life have shocked the nation. People who were once the bedrock of our institutions have crumbled under a momentous and transformational decision. Yes, Mary Berry and the much-adored Mel and Sue are walking out of the Bake Off tent for one final time this series. However, […]