Speeches

Can you be pro-British and pro-European?

27 October 2009 12:00

Last night in a speech at the IISS, David Milliband laid out the case against the Tories’ Europe policy. As…

The Tories develop their de facto Glass-Steagall Act

26 October 2009 9:01

The most striking aspect about George Osborne’s speech today is how it concentrates on retail banks – the banks you…

Brown’s speech: live blog

29 September 2009 14:04

1404, PH: We’ll be live-blogging Brown’s conference speech from 1415 onwards.  In the meantime, CoffeeHousers, your thoughts on how our…

Mission accomplished for Cameron’s cost-cutting speech

9 September 2009 9:06

So what has David Cameron achieved with his speech on “cutting the cost of politics” yesterday?  Quite a lot, judging…

Cruddas’s intervention

8 September 2009 21:10

Jon Cruddas’s speech tonight poses a question that cuts right to the heart of Gordon Brown’s leadership, ‘what does Labour…

Darling sells himself as a cost-cutter

8 September 2009 17:31

Alistair Darling’s speech today gives one a good idea of what Labour’s pitch is going to be this autumn. He…

Meekly does it

7 September 2009 11:33

You wait days to see the word “meekly” in print, and then it crops up twice at once.  Today’s Sun…

Brown’s Afghanistan speech was encouraging, but the strategy’s still flawed

4 September 2009 19:40

Brown’s delivery may have been beyond sepulchral, but the content was encouraging. He laid out how Afghan stability is being…

The language of political debate

25 August 2009 15:11

A great spot by Tim Montgomerie over at ConservativeHome, who highlights this Wall Street Journal graphic on the words that…

Fresh thinking can free government from quango control

6 July 2009 16:01

In a speech to Reform this afternoon, David Cameron argued that the growth of the so-called quango state represents “a…