Become a Backbench patron

12 Sep 2018


We are delighted to invite you to become a patron of Backbench.


For the past six years, Backbench has given a voice to a new generation of political writers – providing a platform to express their opinions on seismic political events.


We believe in reasoned debates and constructive disagreements. We don’t believe that politics improves when we make personal attacks or shoehorn complex views into 280 characters.



By becoming a Backbench patron, you will be supporting a website that fosters opinionated political discussion not filled with hate and fury. And you will also be supporting the talented young writers who are given free support and mentoring by Backbench.


As if this isn’t enough, we are offering awesome Backbench merchandise (yes, there is a George Orwell tote bag), and journalism training from Backbench Director and former BBC Reporter Sam Bright.


What are you waiting for? Click here to find out more.


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