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Over the coming months, Backbench will be partnering with Torrin Wilkins, Director of Centre Think Tank for a series of comment pieces. In his column, Torrin will explore prominent policy issues – some of them related to the latest news…

The UK’s decision to cut the foreign aid budget is a symptom of a declining “global Britain”. Currently, the UK spends 0.7% of its budget on foreign aid, which is in line with the recommended percentage proposed by the UN…

The UK’s new Health Secretary Sajid Javid has stated on several occasions that he likes the book The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, telling The Spectator in 2018 he identifies with the book’s protagonist Howard Roak. This, and his calls to…