Cameroons

EdVaizey

Ed Vaizey is left out in the cold

15 August 2016 14:13

As Theresa May’s recently re-shuffled Cabinet get underway with the big task at hand, spare a thought for those who…

Nick Boles

Nick Boles: Where the Tories were wrong on modernisation

8 November 2012 17:39

Few people have been more important to Tory modernisation than Nick Boles. He co-founded Policy Exchange, the think tank that…

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The View from 22 – Barack Obama’s hollow victory and remodernising the Tories

8 November 2012 9:46

Is there something underwhelming about Obama’s reelection? In this week’s cover feature, John O’Sullivan discusses impact of changing demographics of…

Fox defies the hounds

10 October 2011 17:43

To the joy of the Tory benches, Liam Fox has just come out swinging in the House of Commons. In…

The Live Aid Tories

5 October 2011 20:08

If one hype video was weird, the other shown to delegates in Manchester this afternoon (but designed to be seen…

Not just a wily Fox, but a watchful hawk with time on his side

3 June 2011 13:06

Liam Fox is fond of reminding us that he didn’t come into politics to cut the armed forces. A wistful…

Going big on the Big Society

23 May 2011 11:10

You certainly can’t fault David Cameron for his perseverance. Six years after pushing the thinking behind the Big Society in…

Cameroons livid with Ken

18 May 2011 15:57

It is hard to overstate the fury with Ken Clarke in the Cameroon circle today. One well-informed Tory source just…

Fox letter: storm in a fair trade, biodegradable cup

17 May 2011 13:54

David Cameron probably let out a sigh when he was informed that yet another letter from Liam Fox had been…

Cameron’s threadbare praetorian guard

8 March 2011 18:36

One of the worst kept secrets of David Cameron’s leadership is that some in the inner circle don’t think much…

From the archives: The resignation of Alastair Campbell

21 January 2011 18:04

No need to explain why we’re looking back on the resignation of Alastair Campbell for this week’s entry from The…

Déjà vu

21 January 2011 10:44

Tony Blair is beguiling the Chilcot Inquiry once again. He was majestic last time – quick witted, sincere and convinced.…

Boles beats his old drum

3 January 2011 19:33

To accompany Fraser’s suggestion that Cameron and Clegg are planning a merger, it is notable that the ubiquitous Nick Boles has renewed…

Coulson to stay

23 November 2010 12:25

The indefatigable Paul Waugh reports that Andy Coulson plans to break Tom Watson’s delicate heart: the government’s communications director is…

The ’22 bares its teeth

9 July 2010 15:23

Tim Montgomerie reports that the 1922 Committee is to launch its own inquiry into the Tories’ election campaign. This, as…

Tony Judt’s Manifesto for the Left

20 March 2010 10:58

Anyone who cares about political debate should read the essay by the historian Tony Judt in today’s Guardian. It is…