Tom Vine
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Tom, originally from Tottenham in North London, is a third-year Politics student at the University of Kent. He has a particular interest in international relations, politics of the Middle East and Marxism. His personal blog can be found here.

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UKIP: A Convenient Enemy for British Liberal Democracy

(5) Comments | Posted 16 February 2014 | (13:01)

The rise of the UK Independence Party (Ukip) in Britain has undoubtedly been an extraordinary one over the last 10 years. As far back as 2004, they won a total of 12 seats in the European Parliament. Today, their influence is spilling over into British politics. Just last year they...

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Osborne's Spending Review Has Confirmed the Death of Democracy

(4) Comments | Posted 27 June 2013 | (02:20)

In his recent spending review, George Osborne unveiled a further tranche of cuts to public spending. Two announcements specifically grabbed the headlines; the first was that the jobless are now expected to wait seven days before they are able to begin claiming benefits. The second was the requirement...

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Why the Recent Council Tax Rise Is Not Yet the 'New Poll Tax'

(0) Comments | Posted 3 February 2013 | (18:51)

This week, news emerged of the millions of low-income households to be hit by as much as a £600 rise in their council tax beginning in April of this year. The Huffington Post recently reported that around "74% of local authorities in England are planning to increase their...

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