Conservatives

New Scottish Labour Party Leader Announced

Scottish Labour, peering into the abyss, wake up and decide to do something

2 February 2016 16:45

Last week Kezia Dugdale, the leader of the Scottish Labour party, ventured south to the Imperial capital to brief the…

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Who will join Mark Pritchard in the reluctant Inners club?

1 February 2016 16:43

Tory MPs have been buzzing today about Mark Pritchard’s announcement that he would be supporting the campaign for Britain to…

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Emergency brake breakthrough, claims Downing Street

31 January 2016 22:34

Donald Tusk will not circulate the proposed draft UK/EU deal tomorrow. It had been thought that Tusk would put out…

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Downing Street expects draft EU deal to disappoint

30 January 2016 10:30

We are only days away from seeing Donald Tusk’s proposed text for the UK/EU deal. The President of the European…

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A Trident debate could send chaos into the heart of Scottish Labour

26 January 2016 16:42

When will ministers hold their vote on Trident renewal? The Sun reports today that the ‘main gate’ decision on the size…

David Cameron Announces Financial Boost For Mental Health Services

Top Tories form social justice caucus to plot ‘all-out assault on poverty’

26 January 2016 7:09

David Cameron has decided that social justice will be his key legacy theme as Prime Minister, with his autumn conference…

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How many Tory MPs will back staying in the EU?

23 January 2016 10:30

With the government still convinced that there’s a better than 50:50 chance of a deal at the February EU Council…

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PMQs sketch: Labour’s yellow submarine

20 January 2016 16:03

A new face at PMQs becomes samey after a few months. Corbo reached that point some time ago and Cameron…

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What’s the hold up with the British Bill of Rights?

16 January 2016 10:27

Before the election, the Tories talked about introducing a British Bill of Rights in their first 100 days in office.…

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How many EU referendums we will end up having?

14 January 2016 18:33

The pre EU referendum skirmishing stepped up a notch today. Chris Grayling became the first member of the Cabinet to…

David Cameron Addresses The 2015 Conservative Party Autumn Conference

No, Prime Minister, we don’t need state parenting lessons. Just ask Scotland

11 January 2016 9:42

David Cameron has strong views about the family; often ones that ought to remain inside his head. He quite is…

Conservatives Campaign In The Fourth Week Of The General Election

Which way will Boris and Gove go on Europe?

9 January 2016 10:30

David Cameron might have announced this week that Cabinet Ministers will be allowed to campaign for Out come the EU…

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The EU campaign has begun – and Tory wars are back

8 January 2016 10:11

Liam Fox’s new year party at the Carlton Club has become the traditional start to the Tory Party’s year. This…

Prime Minister David Cameron Makes Speech On The UK's Position In Europe

David Cameron will give ministers a free vote on EU referendum

5 January 2016 10:21

As expected, David Cameron is to suspend collective responsibility for ministers who wish to campaign for Britain to leave the…

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Cameron tries to soothe MPs ahead of challenging year for party management

2 January 2016 15:47

David Cameron’s pledge to his MPs that none of them who want to stand again in 2020 will be left…

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Oliver Letwin had no choice but to apologise for ‘deeply racist’ memo

30 December 2015 9:50

There is no point in anyone trying to defend Oliver Letwin’s 1985 memo to Margaret Thatcher in which the then…

Downing Street On The Last Day Of Parliament Before The General Election

A knighthood? Lynton Crosby deserves a hereditary peerage

27 December 2015 10:21

Was a political knighthood ever more deserved than Lynton Crosby’s? His personal involvement was the difference between defeat and victory…

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Of course Lynton Crosby deserves a knighthood

27 December 2015 9:19

Why should Lynton Crosby get a knighthood? The Sunday Times today reports that the Conservatives’ election chief is in line…

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Should ministers spend so much on their advisers?

20 December 2015 19:20

Should ministers have so many special advisers? Should a party that promised to cut the number of these SpAds if…

Conservatives Campaign In The Fourth Week Of The General Election

Boris for Foreign Secretary?

19 December 2015 8:43

David Cameron is warming to the idea of making Boris Johnson Foreign Secretary. As I write in The Sun this…

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Green Tories hopeful that their time is coming

18 December 2015 16:56

If the responses to last week’s Paris agreement on tackling climate change are anything to go by, you’d think politicians…

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Zac Goldsmith: I’m ‘delighted’ Heathrow won’t be a Mayoral election issue

11 December 2015 16:21

Many suspect that the latest delay on a third runway at Heathrow is actually the government bending to the will of Zac…

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George Osborne needs to mind his language

9 December 2015 18:01

Though he had a reasonably good Prime Minister’s Questions for someone who hasn’t done much of it, George Osborne did stumble…

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Fake death threat Tory MP wipes herself from the web

8 December 2015 16:52

Lucy Allan has come under fire this month after she was accused of faking a death threat from a constituent.…

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Cameron says that the Commons will debate Syria strikes on Wednesday

30 November 2015 20:30

David Cameron has just said that the Commons will debate extending air strikes against Islamic State to Syria on Wednesday.…