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The Chamber of Secrets has been opened…Beware

The Overton Window is a political theory, developed by Joseph P Overton, that refers to the range of policies that the public will accept. So whilst the BNP were unacceptable in just 2009, their policies are now mainstream. The Overton … Continue reading

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Liberal: The Dirty Word

Reading tabloid articles and their associated comments from ‘the people’, it is clear that Liberals are to be one of the convenient scapegoats for the world’s problems. Ignoring the fact that ‘liberal’ is a multi-usage term applied to a number of often … Continue reading

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The Country of the Blind

“He began to realise that you cannot even fight happily with creatures who stand upon a different mental basis to yourself.” The Country of the Blind and Other Stories by H.G. Wells, 1904 “In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man … Continue reading

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‘Enemies of the People,

get out of the way of the German Common People’s will.’ A copy of a tweet by Conor Gearty@conorgearty – LSE academic and barrister

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The Rise of UKIP

Why we should have voted and why it may now be too late At the last general election UKIP garnered 12.6% of the vote in the United Kingdom. This represented a significant proportion of the population mainly from the South of … Continue reading

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