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The Newark by-election has support that less winnable seats will never see next year (Photo: Rupert Myers)

Notes from a Tory foot soldier in Newark

4 June 2014 11:57

Newark has become a destination for Conservative campaigners demoralised by the local & European results. Around this Nottinghamshire market town there are whispers of victory in the by-election on Thursday.… Continue reading

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Nauru is a source of shame for Australia and the Commonwealth. (TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

David Cameron should confront Australia over Nauru asylum detention centre

11 November 2013 16:38

Walking a lap of the North Pacific island of Nauru would take you three and a half hours. One kilometre inland, you would glimpse the republic’s phosphate mines. Living hundreds… Continue reading

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Boris

The Conservatives should raise the minimum wage

10 March 2013 20:33

How do the Conservatives continue to tackle the deficit, grow the economy, and persuade voters that they are – as the Home Secretary Theresa May put it in her measured… Continue reading

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Women may have the vote, but that doesn't mean our society is equal. Image: Getty

International Women’s Day is a bit silly

8 March 2013 14:43

The British do not do seven day mourning the way many Venezuelans are for Hugo Chavez, neither – as a rule – do we flock to the roads to see… Continue reading

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Tories campaigning in Eastleigh

‘We called quite a few dead people’: How the Tories’ lack of data let them down in Eastleigh

2 March 2013 15:54

At 9.15pm, with 45 minutes until polls closed in the Eastleigh by-election, the ‘get out the vote’ telephone operation at Conservative Central Headquarters stopped. As one fellow volunteer put it,… Continue reading

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London Luxury Homes As Property Becomes Haven

There’s no right to live in Chelsea

20 August 2012 19:08

Your local council owns prime real estate and could sell it to build new social houses. Housing Minister Grant Shapps says the appeal of this idea promoted by Policy Exchange… Continue reading

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