Tories

Gordon’s Debt for Us All

12 January 2009 15:27

I must send this new Tory poster to my cousin who gave birth to her first child on Saturday. A…

Tales from a Convert

10 January 2009 14:58

A friend of mine, once armed with impeccable progressive credentials, recently came out s a Conservative – much to the…

The Scottish Tory Dilemma

6 January 2009 16:44

Someone needs to tell Tom Harris MP that the “Unionist” in the “Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party” referred to the…

Transatlantic Differences

3 January 2009 23:57

There are times when it’s good to be away from the hurly-burly of American politics. Doubly so when the subject…

Never mind me mate, what about the other mob?

25 November 2008 13:51

Commenting on this post Ian Leslie – aka Marbury – argues that we’re on the brink of a new era…

Lessons from a Tory Revival

14 October 2008 14:58

At Culture11 today, I’ve a piece offering, however impertinently, some advice to the Republican party.That is to say, I suggest…

The Littlejohn Vote

2 October 2008 13:38

As expected, David Cameron’s speech has been well received. In the Telegraph, Iain Martin says this was the moment Cameron…

Change We Can Believe In?

1 October 2008 20:09

Ben Brogan suspects the financial crisis is an advantage for Gordon Brown. Perhaps it is. In the short-term. Make that…

Where’s Scotland?

29 September 2008 13:41

Notice what’s missing from this Guardian scoop? A third runway at Heathrow airport would be scrapped by a Tory government…

New Tories, New Danger?

9 September 2008 15:16

How will Lbour fight the next election? Stupidly, it seems. According to a briefing paper obtained by the Guardian, Labour…

Miliband Day 2

31 July 2008 11:34

Since Camilla Cavendish makes some points in her Times column today that are similar to some I made about David…

Cameron’s Spiffing New Party?

9 July 2008 11:46

Reihan: If [David] Cameron embraced an agenda like the one outlined in Grand New Party, he would likely be accused…

Transatlantic Differences

15 June 2008 0:37

The Atlantic has a very interesting, unintentionally hilarious Mark Bowden piece on Rupert Murdoch’s plans for the Wall Street Journal.…

David Davis: Principled Troubador or Egomaniac?

13 June 2008 4:41

Everyone agreed that David Davis’s resignation yesterday was extraordinary political theatre and that it would be a rash man who…

The Fresh Winds of Principle

12 June 2008 14:00

David Davis, the shadow Home Secretary, resigns his seat to fight a by-election on the principles of liberty and justice.…

Not actually an April Fool

28 May 2008 12:51

I waited until to check that it wasn’t actually April 2nd today, before posting this. It’s no great surprise to…

Brown Toastwatch

23 May 2008 2:42

So, as expected, the Tories win the Crewe and Nantwich by-election. Handsomely. The remarkable thing is that it took so…

Joke of the Day

4 March 2008 14:42

This could be the most risible thing one’s seen yet from this risible government: The Labour Party has accused the…

Tory dander is up (at long last)

1 November 2007 18:48

Today’s Tory poster for the election that never was: Yesterday’s Halloween poster is here.

“End the Horror”!

31 October 2007 2:29

November 1st would have been election day had Gordon Brown not been spooked… Here’s a poster the Tories are placing…

From the White Cliffs of Dover to the Tweed (But No Further)?

4 October 2007 3:15

Yes, I’d noticed this part of Cameron’s speech too: And those changes have brought us success, in local elections we…

Not even kissing cousins anymore…

3 October 2007 20:35

One other thing about David Cameron’s speech: there was quite a lot in it that mainstream Democrats in the United…

Prime Minister Cameron?

3 October 2007 20:18

David Cameron has just given a remarkable speech to the Tory party conference in Blackpool. A week ago it looked…

Gordon Brown spins his web little too obviously

2 October 2007 13:50

David Cameron gives his crucial speech to the Tory party conference tomorrow – a speech that will go some way…

Why don’t we just abolish the income tax?

17 August 2007 19:12

Whew! In a bold statement of intent, the Tories said today they “will consider” cutting taxes. Wear them medals with…