Conservative conference 2015

What really happened when I had coffee with Toby Young

14 October 2015 10:51

I was one of those protesters outside the Tory conference last week. I was getting stuck in to venting five…

Podcast: Conservative conference review

8 October 2015 12:04

This year’s Conservative conference has been very successful event for the party — at least by its own measures. In…

What could the Conservative party offer a working class teenager from Moss Side?

7 October 2015 20:30

David Cameron had the best warm-up act possible today for his speech: before he was speaking, Scottish Tory leader Ruth…

Ruth Davidson: the Tories need to be more than ‘decent technocrats’

7 October 2015 18:46

Ruth Davidson has secured her place as one of the most interesting politicians in the Conservative party. In her speech…

Where will David Cameron end up in the history of Conservative Prime Ministers?

7 October 2015 17:08

At a large Tory breakfast meeting that David Cameron spoke to recently, the tables were named after all of the…

Podcast special: David Cameron’s conference speech

7 October 2015 16:33

It’s been a good week for the Conservatives, topped off by one of the best speeches   David Cameron has ever…

David Cameron’s conference speech shows the essay crisis Prime Minister has finally planned ahead

7 October 2015 13:15

Clearly, the best thing a Prime Minister can do is announce that he doesn’t want to be Prime Minister for…

Full text: David Cameron’s 2015 Conservative conference speech

7 October 2015 12:41

I am so proud to be standing here in front of you today – back in government…and not just any…

David Cameron, take heed. This is the conference speech that you should learn from

7 October 2015 11:47

Maybe it was because of the contrast with Theresa May’s chilly, disingenuous monotone minutes before, but I really think Boris…

In defence of Theresa May’s immigration remarks

7 October 2015 11:20

Some politicians and pundits are brewing a perfect storm across Europe. Migrants are heading into our continent illegally in record…

My mission: buy lunch for a protestor outside Conservative party conference

7 October 2015 10:40

The mood at the Conservative party conference this week was a little subdued, and no wonder. As those who watched…

David Cameron makes home ownership the focus of his ‘turnaround decade’ conference speech

7 October 2015 0:02

David Cameron’s conference speech today will include plans to increase home ownership, which has become a personal mission of both…

Philip Hammond: ending freedom of movement would be ‘political suicide’ for Eastern European countries

6 October 2015 20:47

Philip Hammond this evening hinted he doesn’t think Britain is going to get any fundamental reforms on freedom of movement.…

Nicky Morgan attacks Labour for lack of women in top jobs

6 October 2015 16:59

Nicky Morgan delivered a speech to Tory conference that was lacking in new policies or announcements, but strong on equality. Wearing…

Tory MPs grumpy about ‘arm candy’ photo rota

6 October 2015 15:35

One of the fun jobs that new Tory MPs have to perform at conference is joining the special rota to…

Michael Gove: ‘social progress has always been a Conservative cause’

6 October 2015 14:00

Michael Gove may have left the Department for Education but he hasn’t lost his reforming zeal. In his Tory conference…

Podcast special: Boris Johnson’s conference speech

6 October 2015 13:55

Boris Johnson’s speech to the Conservative conference in Manchester has gone down a storm. Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth, Isabel Hardman and I discuss the…

Boris Johnson’s bid to get back in the leadership contest

6 October 2015 13:26

The Tory conference this year is so stage-managed that not only did the party manage the no mean feat of…

Full text: Boris Johnson 2015 Conservative conference speech

6 October 2015 12:47

Thank you Zac, and thank you for just showing once again that you have exactly the qualities of originality and drive…

Theresa May lambasts her own record on immigration. Why?

6 October 2015 12:09

What on earth is Theresa May playing at? As Home Secretary she vowed to cut net immigration down to the…

Conservative conference 2015: Tuesday fringe guide

6 October 2015 10:34

Every morning throughout party conference season, we’ll be providing bur pick of the fringe events on Coffee House. The Tories’…

The chaos of Libya returns to haunt David Cameron

6 October 2015 9:22

‘Were we right to stop a massacre? Yes, we absolutely were,’ said David Cameron on his Radio 4 Today programme…

Theresa May has ‘quite a lot of explaining to do’ on immigration before the leadership contest

6 October 2015 8:59

Theresa May will today claim that high levels of immigration make it ‘impossible to build a cohesive society’. The Home…

Jeremy Hunt: if only Brits worked as hard as the Chinese 

5 October 2015 20:50

‘That sounded so much better in my head,’ said Rachel from Friends in Series 2. I suspect Jeremy Hunt is…

Matt Hancock: we should govern for those who voted Miliband, not the egg throwers

5 October 2015 20:23

Matt Hancock has a list of three things the Tories need to do to win again in 2020. At a Westbourne…