James Arbuthnot

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…

Don’t ask, don’t tell: the Tory party treats atheists like the army used to treat gay people

21 January 2015 18:17

I’m a Conservative MP who doesn’t believe in God. Polls suggest that my lack of belief puts me in the…

Cameron’s sombre statement

18 March 2011 12:04

David Cameron was calm, measured and far from messianic as he delivered his statement to the House on the coming…

The defence review: MK II?

20 January 2011 15:58

Most of my 2010 predictions did not come to pass; and many of the ones I made a few weeks…

Call the committee to order

1 June 2010 11:48

It’s committee chairmanship season in Westminster, and there are two noteworthy battles. Michael Fallon and Andrew Tyrie are scrapping over…