Mahmood Naji
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Medical student at Christ Church, Oxford, founder of 'Oxford Debates'

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Liberal Tyranny Over the Working Class - From Catcalling to Dapper Laughs

(2) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 2:53 AM

2014 has ripped off the thin, translucent veil to lay bare the dynamics of power play between different social classes in the English-speaking West. We have seen, specifically, the consolidation and reassertion of a relatively longstanding phenomenon whereby a powerful, highly-educated liberal elite, with the means to influence the public...

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Liberal or Conservative, You're Probably Irrational

(1) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 9:58 AM

In light of the European elections, and the ideological cacophony that has resulted, it is worth shining a pessimistic light on our political allegiances. There's a reason that the population of leafy suburbia usually vote Tory, whilst inhabitants of liberal hotbeds known as universities are more likely to decry UKIP's...

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Hate-Mongering Will Not Fix the Welfare System, Common Sense Will

(58) Comments | Posted April 29, 2013 | 8:00 PM

Britain's lynch mob mentality is at fever pitch. We want someone to blame for the hardship in which we find ourselves; it's the tax avoiders, the benefit scroungers, and let's not forget the bankers with their bonuses. The bloodlust can consume any of us, no matter how well-honed our critical...

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Josie Cunningham's £4,800 NHS Boob Job - Money Well Spent?

(46) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 8:00 PM

I am going to try as hard as possible not to turn this into a diatribe against vanity, wasted taxpayer's money and the entire NHS philosophy. This is the story of an aspiring model who received a purported £4,800 breast enlargement on the NHS (enlarged to 36DD if you're curious)...

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'They're Taking Our Jobs!' - Dispelling Immigration Myths

(5) Comments | Posted March 16, 2013 | 7:33 PM

It's about time we outlaw this fallacious lamentation from whence it came. It worries me, and should worry you too, the sheer tenacity with which the myth that an influx of immigrants leads to a net reduction in native employment clings to the national psyche. Now I don't necessarily have...

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Hands Off Our Islands! Debunking Argentine Claims to the Falklands

(8) Comments | Posted March 12, 2013 | 10:29 PM

My sincere apology for a rather emotive title. I have never been one for blind patriotism, in fact I deplore it as a matter of principle. However, the Falklands have increasingly become an emotive issue and both sides, having shed blood on its sacred, rain-soaked ground, have higher stakes than...

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We Must End the Conspiracy of Silence Surrounding the Abuse of Women in Asian Communities

(2) Comments | Posted March 6, 2013 | 10:55 AM

Feminism and the liberation of women is not a topic I tend to lose much sleep over - perhaps to my own detriment. I often feel that we in the western world have more or less conquered old sexual prejudices, or are at least well on our way to ironing...

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Ukip's Eastleigh Success Heralds the Beginning of the End for the Conservative Party

(7) Comments | Posted March 3, 2013 | 11:04 AM

As the drama of the Eastleigh by-election unfolded, a spectacle of far greater importance has been playing before the eyes of the British public: the unravelling of Cameron's 'reformed' Conservative party and its shunning by the right. Ukip pushed the Conservative party into 3rd place in Eastleigh, a moment which...

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An Open Letter to George Galloway

(111) Comments | Posted February 24, 2013 | 7:00 PM

Dear Mr Galloway,

It has not escaped my attention that, since discourteously walking out on an event I had spent much time and effort organising, you have been claiming repeatedly that I had "misled" and "deceived" you. I was not intending on replying until I saw you once again attempt...

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