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Jacob Rees-Mogg, British politician

disagrees Soda taxes
The tax system is not there to tell us how to live our lives.
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Gavin Barwell, British politician

What the evidence shows is that it boosts GDP itself – the size of our economy. And because migrants tend to be younger and more economically active than the population as a whole (this is of course a generalisation – the reality is that some types of immigration are more economically beneficial than others, of which more shortly), it also helps us deal with our debt problem at least in the short ... See More
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Ross Anderson, British computer scientist, cryptographer

disagrees Electronic voting
When you move from voting in person to voting at home (whether by post, by phone or over the internet) it vastly expands the scope for vote buying and coercion, and we’ve seen this rising steadily in the UK since the 2001 election where postal votes first became a right. All the parties have been caught hustling up the vote in various ways.
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Toby Young, British journalist

What parents who complain about being excluded from faith schools don’t understand is that the reason they’re above average — which is why they want to send their children to them in the first place — is precisely because of their religious ethos. To a great extent, that ethos depends upon being able to reserve a majority of their places for children of a particular faith. It follows that if the s... See More
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Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

We live in a country where an overarching story, which is the framework for explaining life, has more or less disappeared. We have a world of unguided and competing narratives, where the only common factor is the inviolability of personal choice, which means that for schools that are not of a religious character, confidence in any personal sense of ultimate values has diminished. Utilitarianism ru... See More
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Tucker Carlson, American political commentator for Fox News

If you adjust for the amount of uninterrupted time people spend in the workplace, women make more than men in almost every category
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Edward Chancellor, American journalist

agrees Brexit
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Toby Young, British journalist

agrees Brexit
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Tim Stanley, Historian, journalist

agrees Brexit
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Charles Moore, English journalist and newspaper editor

agrees Brexit
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Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, British journalist

agrees Brexit
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Alex Deane,

agrees Brexit
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Kwasi Kwarteng, British politician

agrees Brexit
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Andrew Tyrie, British politician for the conservative party

agrees Brexit
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Jacob Rees-Mogg, British politician

agrees Brexit
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Simon Wolfson, British businessman

agrees Brexit
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James Mirrlees, Scottish economist

disagrees Brexit
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Jonathan Shaw, British army general

disagrees Brexit
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Stephen Frears, British film director and producer

disagrees Brexit
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Greg Winter, British biochemist

disagrees Brexit
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Peter Swinnerton-Dyer, British mathematician

disagrees Brexit
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Michael Proctor, Academic

disagrees Brexit
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Tim Pedley, British mathematician

disagrees Brexit
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David J. C. MacKay, Regius professor of engineering at the university of cambridge

disagrees Brexit
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Peter Lachmann, British immunologist

disagrees Brexit
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Aaron Klug, British chemist and biophysicist

disagrees Brexit
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Brian David Josephson, Welsh nobel laureate in physics

disagrees Brexit
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Archibald Howie, British physicist

disagrees Brexit
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John Hinch, British mathematician

disagrees Brexit
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Timothy Gowers, British mathematician

disagrees Brexit
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Richard Friend, British physicist

disagrees Brexit
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John Frank Davidson, British chemist

disagrees Brexit
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Partha Dasgupta, British economist

disagrees Brexit
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Jon Crowcroft, British computer scientist

disagrees Brexit
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John H. Coates, Mathematician

disagrees Brexit
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Michael Cates, British physicist

disagrees Brexit
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Ross Anderson, British computer scientist, cryptographer

disagrees Brexit
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Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

disagrees Brexit
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Amartya Sen, Indian economist

disagrees Brexit
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Stephen Greenhalgh, British politician

disagrees Brexit
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Vicky Ford, British politician

disagrees Brexit
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Peter Bottomley, British politician

disagrees Brexit
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Damian Hinds, British politician

disagrees Brexit
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Gavin Barwell, British politician

disagrees Brexit
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Oliver Letwin, British politician

disagrees Brexit
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Lord Rees of Ludlow, Astronomer Royal. President of the Royal Society between 2005 and 2010.

disagrees Brexit
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James Murren, American businessman

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Christine Quinn, American democratic politician, speaker of the new york city council

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Lionel Chetwynd, English-born canadian–american screenwriter, motion picture and television film director and producer

disagrees Clinton over Trump
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