Compassionate conservatism

Prime Minister David Cameron Reacts To The Scottish Referendum Decision

Once upon a time David Cameron had a story to tell; he needs to remember it and tell it again

30 September 2014 20:11

It is easy to inflate the importance of speeches made at party conferences. Particularly when those speeches are the last such set piece events before a general election. But they… Continue reading


Want to make welfare a ‘moral mission’? Stop toting it as a weapon.

19 February 2014 9:48

Quite naturally, a piece from the Prime Minister claiming that welfare reform is ‘at the heart… of our social and moral mission in politics’ is provoking hilarity from those who’ve… Continue reading

George Osborne and Danny Alexander leave the Treasury to deliver the spending review.

Spending review – a response from a Tory marginal

28 June 2013 9:01

If there was one thing the spending review has proved, it is that the Conservative-led coalition is a compassionate government. In fact, I would go further and argue that it… Continue reading


Barwell wins bill battle against mental health discrimination

11 February 2013 16:11

Gavin Barwell’s bill to end discrimination against those suffering from mental illnesses received its third reading in the House of Lords this afternoon, which means it is just a small… Continue reading

The Conservative Party Annual Conference Concludes With The Prime Minister's Keynote Speech

David Cameron to Ed Miliband: Come and have a go, if you think you're hard enough - Spectator Blogs

10 October 2012 13:25

For months now, David Cameron and his government have been pursued around the ring. Chased by Labour and harassed by events they have often been caught on the ropes. Off-balance… Continue reading

Members Of The Cabinet Attend Their Weekly Meeting

The benefit cap is a key test of compassionate Conservatism

16 July 2012 21:45

David Cameron and Nick Clegg’s railways announcement wasn’t the only attempt today by the coalition to bounce back from the strife of the past few weeks. Iain Duncan Smith also… Continue reading


Compassionate conservatism the key to gay marriage pledge

17 September 2011 12:22

When David Cameron spoke to the Carlton Club political dinner on Thursday night, he stressed that the Conservatives must not subcontract out compassion to their coalition partners. The Prime Minister’s… Continue reading


David Aaronovitch and the social conservative consensus

6 January 2011 18:34

David Aaronovitch is one of the preeminent voices of the liberal-left in this country. He is no social conservative and has been dismissive of those who want a lower time-limit… Continue reading


The man who would be shadow international development secretary

26 August 2010 12:05

Guido says that Gordon Brown wants to become shadow international development secretary. This rumour is uncorroborated, as far as I can gather, and I’m sure it’s a joke. But I… Continue reading