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MC Dave and post-modern politics

3 October 2014 17:32

After David Cameron’s conference speech, Mr S noticed a YouTube video of the Prime Minister all over Facebook and Twitter.…

People trust the Tories with their money – that’s why they can promise unfunded tax cuts

3 October 2014 11:06

Does it matter that the Tories can’t spell out how they’d fund the tax cuts they announced at their party…

The Lib Dems are the winners of conference season (and they haven’t even held theirs yet)

2 October 2014 12:48

Normally, the last party conference season before an election clarifies matters. But, so far, this one has not. Instead, it…

Politicians’ pyjamas: Cameron wears satin, Balls prefers a string vest and Hague, a kaftan

1 October 2014 17:53

Let’s talk pyjamas. Specifically, let’s talk paisley pyjamas. Never mind what poor Mr Newmark had hanging out of his; concentrate…

Cameron’s shield and spear

1 October 2014 17:29

Today’s speech was all about equipping the Tories with the weapons they’ll need to fight the next election. The Cameroons…

Why are the Tory party in such a good mood?

1 October 2014 17:20

Two things have been puzzling Tory high-ups in Birmingham this week: does Nigel Farage have another defector in his back…

David Cameron’s speech had classically Tory messages – but it shows he hasn’t given up on modernisation

1 October 2014 16:23

The Tories leave Birmingham in far better heart than when they arrived. They feel that they have succeeded in setting…

Podcast special: David Cameron’s speech

1 October 2014 16:11

Has David Cameron just delivered his best-ever speech as party leader? I discuss it with James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman…

David Cameron’s speech to the Conservative conference – full text and audio

1 October 2014 12:56

listen to ‘David Cameron’s speech to the Conservative conference’ on audioBoom I am so proud to stand here today as…

Without Michael Gove the Tories have no moral mission on education

30 September 2014 19:05

Why is Nicky Morgan the Education Secretary? She’s long been billed as a rising star in the government and has…

Why is Theresa May pretending that Islam is a ‘religion of peace’?

30 September 2014 18:14

In advance of the Home Secretary’s speech today the Conservative party issued an advance briefing of its ‘new strategy for…

Theresa May was a tough act for Boris Johnson to follow

30 September 2014 15:11

Boris Johnson and Theresa May both fancy a pop at the Tory leadership and both gave speeches today that showed…

Theresa May’s speech on terrorism and extremism – full text and audio

30 September 2014 12:24

Our values will prevail in the fight against terrorism and extremism Thank you, Alexander, for that thoughtful and inspiring speech.…

If David Cameron wants seven-day GP clinics, he’ll need market reform

30 September 2014 0:49

Today, David Cameron will pledge that if he’s re-elected he’ll give everyone access to a family doctor seven days a…

Loyal Boris rallies the troops

29 September 2014 19:28

Boris Johnson was on loyal form tonight at the Conservative Home rally. He told the audience that the Tory advantage…

Turncoats, ‘dickheads’ – what the Tories think of Ukip

29 September 2014 17:39

The Tories are bracing themselves for another defection to Ukip which may or may not come today or in the…

Podcast: George Osborne’s conference speech

29 September 2014 16:42

Isabel Hardman and James Forsyth were both at George Osborne’s speech this afternoon. Here’s a special podcast, with analysis of the…

Eric Pickles: The Conservatives are building houses – and bringing power to the people

29 September 2014 16:04

A great country is built on strong communities. And strong communities are built on the shoulders of individuals – ordinary…

Dan Hannan boycotts Tory conference (but promises he won’t defect to Ukip)

29 September 2014 15:49

No Mark Reckless, no Brooks Newmark and now no Bow Group.  The oldest conservative think-thank has announced that they are…

Osborne’s speech gambled on voters accepting more austerity

29 September 2014 15:00

George Osborne’s speech to Conservative conference was politically brave. He is gambling that the voting public will applaud his candour…