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About Joe Bilsborough

Joe Bilsborough is a writer and student at the University of Leeds, studying English Literature. He has written for Leeds Student and The Times, tweets at @joebilsborough and writes at


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Constitutional conventions: best practice

East Coast chaos: privatisation by proxy?

In what is by now a wholly unsurprising development, the East Coast line has once again been taken into public ownership. We have been here before: the repeated inability of private firms to actually ...

The ‘Preston Model’ and the modern politics of municipal socialism

There is no telling when the next UK general election will come, and when the Corbyn Project could accede to national political power in what R.H. Tawney once called ‘the oldest and toughest plutocr...

The Snowden Fallout

In America, candidacy is reserved only for those who can afford it, betraying the essential democratic concept of choice. How has Edward Snowden's choice to sacrifice himself for his fellow citizens allowed an alternative to this narrow form of democracy?

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