Andrew Bridgen

Moggmentum reaches the Commons

8 July 2018 22:20

Although Moggmentum has been building for some time among the Tory grassroots, conventional wisdom dictates that Jacob Rees-Mogg is still…

Andrew Bridgen’s bad day at the office

29 November 2017 11:07

Oh dear. You can tell a meeting has gone badly if you leave £15,000 poorer then you were when you…

Listen: Is the BBC a national treasure? With Melvyn Bragg, James Purnell and Rachel Johnson

19 November 2015 14:15

Last night Spectator Events hosted a discussion at Church House, Westminster about whether the BBC really is a national treasure. Speakers included…

The issue of the defence budget could force more Tory MPs to become rebels

9 March 2015 17:13

One of the really striking claims that Ed Balls made in his speech today was that the Tories would end…

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Tory HS2 rebel: We need a plan in case Labour drops support

28 April 2014 8:49

Whether or not key ministers whose constituencies are affected by HS2 turn out to vote at today’s second reading of…

Big catch for Tory reconciliation team as rebel gives up anti-Cameron fight

7 April 2014 14:53

Mark Wallace has a fascinating post on ConHome reporting that Andrew Bridgen has written to the Prime Minister withdrawing his…

People’s front against HS2 to unite

1 April 2014 13:02

Watch out for an increase in hostilities from anti-HS2 campaigners in the next few weeks. One of the more concerted…

Help to Buy mortgage subsidies show how little politicians learnt from the bubble years

11 November 2013 9:46

Gordon Brown used to joke that there are only two types of Chancellors: ‘those who fail and those who get…

Finally, the Tory whips are cracking down on open dissent

10 June 2013 15:21

Lurk around the Palace of Westminster today and you might hear a strange creaking noise. It’s not the Commons air…