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Big Ben and the The Houses of Parliament

The coming battle for legitimacy

18 April 2015 13:10

Jonathan Freedland has written a compelling column on the challenge that Ed Miliband will face to establish his legitimacy if he becomes Prime Minister despite Labour not having won the… Continue reading

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David Cameron’s Evan Davis interview: defenceless on defence

15 April 2015 20:11

“I’ve got it too,” said David Cameron, whipping out the ‘contract with Britain’ he published five years ago. His team seems have prepared him for the format of Evan Davis’s BBC interviews:… Continue reading

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Conservative Party Launch Their Election Manifesto

Are the Conservatives being honest about their new minimum wage policy?

14 April 2015 20:07

The Conservatives have sent out a campaign email from David Cameron this evening promoting their key manifesto pledges. You’d expect that: now’s the time to galvanise activists’ support. But there… Continue reading

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Conservative Party Launch Their Election Manifesto

David Cameron reveals his hawkish side

14 April 2015 17:47

Security is the watchword of this Tory election campaign. But today the Tories put just as much of an emphasis on national security as economic security. The message was, to put… Continue reading

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Conservative Party Launch Their Election Manifesto

View from 22 podcast special: the Conservative manifesto

14 April 2015 16:35

In a View from 22 podcast special, Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman discuss the implications of the Conservative manifesto, which was announced today. You can read the full… Continue reading

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The Good Life – how a 70s sitcom became a Tory lodestar

14 April 2015 13:08

Hearing David Cameron’s many references to the ‘good life’ may puzzle younger voters who did not grow up with Richard Briers and Penelope Keith’s sitcom of the same name. The… Continue reading

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Conservative Party Launch Their Election Manifesto

The Tories launch a smart, upbeat manifesto

14 April 2015 12:06

David Cameron has just presented a smart Conservative manifesto with a solid speech. He didn’t quite have as much fire in his belly as Ed Miliband did yesterday, but what he did… Continue reading

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If Cameron really wanted to encourage home-ownership, he would increase inheritance tax

14 April 2015 10:59

‘The dream of a property-owning democracy is alive,’ David Cameron will say today as he launches the Conservative manifesto, promising to extend the right to buy to all 1.3 million… Continue reading

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Exclusive: watch a preview of the Conservatives’ manifesto launch video

14 April 2015 10:22

David Cameron will take to the stage in an hour to launch the Conservatives’ 2015 manifesto. Before he does, a short video will roll to introduce the themes of the… Continue reading

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Tomorrow's newspapers - with the kind of headlines that Cameron needs to win

Extending right-to-buy is Cameron’s big bazooka. But will it work?  

14 April 2015 0:15

Just a few weeks ago, David Cameron had not decided whether to extend right-to-buy to a further 1.3 million families in housing association homes. The  idea, from Iain Duncan Smith,… Continue reading

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Prime Minister David Cameron Makes A Speech About The Financial Markets

Cameron declares that the Tories are the ‘party of working people’ as he pledges to extend right to buy

13 April 2015 23:17

Tomorrow’s Tory manifesto will contain the boldest policy proposal of this campaign so far. The party will promise to extend the right to buy to 1.3 million families living in… Continue reading

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Liberal Democrats Leader Nick Clegg Visits Scotland

Nick Clegg sets out red lines for coalition negotiations with Labour and the Tories

13 April 2015 20:59

Nick Clegg produced Lib Dem red lines for any coalition with either Labour or the Tories in an interview with Evan Davis this evening. Clegg said that he wouldn’t go… Continue reading

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Exclusive: David Cameron’s official biographer responds to Lord Ashcroft

13 April 2015 15:58

This morning Lord Ashcroft wrote a blog post for ConservativeHome detailing information regarding his upcoming biography of David Cameron, Call me Dave. Ashcroft, who is known to have a lukewarm… Continue reading

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The truth behind David Cameron’s new inheritance tax policy

12 April 2015 14:10

David Cameron’s new Inheritance tax policy is clearly an important political message of aspiration and family values rather than a policy that will either help many or actually have much… Continue reading

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This week, the Tories must seize the initiative

12 April 2015 12:45

Even Tory insiders admit that while they broadly had the better of the first week of the campaign, Labour had the better of the week just gone.  This makes it… Continue reading

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Have the Tories made an ‘electoral pact’ with Ukip?

10 April 2015 14:44

This week David Cameron invited Ukip voters to ‘come home‘ to the Conservative party. ‘Come with us, come back home to us rather than risk all of this good work… Continue reading

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Three new polls put Labour ahead

9 April 2015 20:44

Three new polls out today have put Labour ahead of the Tories. At a time when the Conservatives are firing all guns at the opposition, Labour appear to be gaining… Continue reading

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Gordon Brown Announces Plans To Cut Trident Submarines

There’s no need for the Tories to descend into the gutter

9 April 2015 12:34

You might be forgiven for expecting that a Defence Secretary giving a speech on defence during an election campaign would involve an announcement about his party’s defence policy. And Michael… Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Attends The State Opening Of Parliament

Louise Mensch’s love for David Cameron reaches new lows

9 April 2015 11:26

Louise Mensch has never been one to hide her love for her former boss David Cameron. However, their relationship took a hit earlier this year when the Prime Minister’s decision to pay… Continue reading

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Stamp Duty Concerns Scottish Conservative MP Ruth Davidson

Ruth Davidson, Scotland’s Iron Lady, could be just what the Tories need

8 April 2015 18:40

Nicola Sturgeon has been described as a rock star politician. In Tuesday’s STV debate she looked like one who is suffering from second album syndrome. Having impressed a UK-wide audience… Continue reading

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Coffee Shots: Election fatigue strikes again

8 April 2015 15:39

After Mr S revealed the angry note one disgruntled voter in Bedford put on their door after being bombarded with Labour campaign leaflets, election fatigue has now spread to children too. It’s… Continue reading

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The Tory ‘rally’ that wasn’t: these photos reveal how modern campaigning works

7 April 2015 19:29

David Cameron took the stage at an election rally in Wadebridge, Cornwall this evening. He was surrounded by supporters waving placards. From the pictures, it seems there was a real… Continue reading

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Ed Miliband Leaves His Home On The First Day Of The General Election

Ed Miliband’s popularity is improving – and the Tories should worry

7 April 2015 18:02

Ed Miliband has long been considered the Conservatives’ main electoral asset. Certainly, Simon Danczuk touched a nerve when he described his party leader as a liability only a fortnight ago.… Continue reading

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Liberal Democrats Annual Spring Conference 2014

How Labour can use Europe to stop the Tories

7 April 2015 13:53

One of the first tasks of a party in our time of fragmented politics is to stop their opponents making alliances. As things stand, the Tories can form a coalition… Continue reading

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon Attends CND Scotland Scrap Trident Rally

The Scottish TV debates offer Labour one final chance to hold back the SNP advance

7 April 2015 10:57

Tonight’s Scottish leaders’ debate in Edinburgh is as important to the general election campaign as last week’s debate featuring Cameron, Miliband et al in Manchester. Both this debate and the… Continue reading

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