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United Kingdom Tracker 11.12.12

BBC News: Belfast flag protests: McGuinness says violence ‘orchestrated’. ‘Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has said recent violence over the flying of the union flag at Belfast City Hall was orchestrated. He told a special session of the NI Assembly loyalist paramilitaries were involved in the trouble. He added that political parties must play a […]

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Why Nick Griffin and the BNP are Not Back

Last week, and aside from the Leveson report, observers of British politics focused on the outcome of three parliamentary by-elections in Rotherham, Middlesbrough and North Croydon. While the bulk of attention focused on Labour wins across all three seats, and a strong performance by the radical right UK Independence Party, another story concerned the extreme right […]

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Conservatives and Labour and the identity dilemma

Extremis Project co-Director, Matthew Goodwin, writes on ConservativeHome today: Conservative support on the identity axis exhibits more of a ‘block’ character than the other parties, it ultimately remains a block that has not delivered a decent majority for a generation. If economic stagnation continues, which is likely, then any notion that cultural issues might provide […]

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Sunday Review: Joe Hayman ‘British Voices: the UK in its own words’ and Daniel Trilling ‘Bloody Nasty People. The rise of Britain’s far right.’

In Rhyl, a working-class pleasure resort, they have erected a new development between the esplanade and sea. It is called ‘New Drift Park’. The connection between the town and the sea has now been intruded upon. Concrete now sits where once the view was unencumbered. This barrier serves as a metaphor for modern Britain. There’s […]

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