In an era when political debates are
toxic, simplified and sensationalised,
Backbench provides a space for reasoned
arguments and constructive disagreements.
An antidote to the age of outrage.
Backbench is the largest open platform current affairs blog in the UK, covering domestic and international affairs.
Backbench is broadly tailored for people under the age of 30, but contributions are welcome from people of all ages.
The site is politically unaffiliated. We publish articles from across the political spectrum.