Tagged: Conservatives

Having been sacked by Theresa May, Nicky Morgan and George Osborne have complex, but viable, ways to regain power. (Photo: Anthony Devlin)

Can the fallen rise again?

With a large number of former Conservative ministers now languishing on the backbenches, it will take a high degree of political nous for them to return to power. On 13 July 2016, Theresa May,...

The fierce battle between "Blairites" and "Corbynites" is irrelevant to most of Labour's traditional supporters. (Photo: The Guardian)

Get These Parties Started

The United Kingdom needs an entirely new set of political parties to represent the real divisions in today’s society. To the surprise of no-one, Jeremy Corbyn fended off Owen Smith’s leadership challenge, cementing his...

Heathrow airport: the UK’s door to the world post-Brexit (Photo: HeathrowHub.com)

Heathrow, spread your wings

With Heathrow expansion approved by the government, furore is coming from left and right; objectors need to recognise it was the only real option. Fifty years ago, Harold Wilson set up a commission to...

Theresa May emerges from Downing Street (Photo: WSJ)

Conservative Paper Tiger

With Labour falling apart, the Liberal Democrats in the wilderness and Ukip searching for a new purpose, the way looks clear for continued Conservative dominance. But the party shouldn’t rest on its laurels just...

Today’s circumstances do not call for three months of further uncertainty. (Photo: CNN)

Snap Election: All Risk, No Reward

The government must focus on negotiating Britain’s exit from the European Union. That’s why a general election is the last thing anybody needs. Back in 2007, in the midst of a third consecutive Labour...

In an attempt to revive class politics, Theresa May has proposed opening up new grammar schools. Above is Ikley Grammar School. (Photo: Betty Longbottom).

Grammar Schools: Do Your Homework, Mrs May

Since becoming prime minister, Theresa May has repeatedly said that she wants to govern for “everyone” and not just “a privileged few”. Would grammar schools help create the meritocratic society envisaged by Mrs May?...

The grammar school: an important vehicle for social mobility, banned by a Labour government. (Photo: Guernsey Grammar School)

Left Behind

Labour are floundering in their own muck, and their latest argument against Theresa May’s grammar school scheme is just further evidence of why their anti-ambition rhetoric can’t beat the Tories. Theresa May has swept...

The House of Lords has become the largest unelected upper house in the world – its functions need to be transferred to a smaller, fairly elected body. (Photo: BBC/ Getty Images)

A Peerless Democracy?

The House of Lords is well overdue for reform, and David Cameron’s Resignation Honours List has shown why we need an elected upper house, says Antony Tucker. The House of Lords’ continued existence stands...

Forget Left & Right: Now is a Time for Change

The EU referendum highlighted the true fault lines in British society. Now it’s time for our two main political parties to reflect these. What happened on June 23 was a wholesale rejection of the...

Party donors currently have too much power in politics: money should not talk louder than popular support. (Photo: BBC/Getty Images)

People Power, Not Pounds and Pence

Publically funded political parties could be part of the answer to the present mistrust and corruption in politics. It’s time to ban donors. Who pays for politics? It may seem like an odd question,...

Syrian refugees strike at the platform of Budapest Keleti railway station, 4 September 2015. (Photo: Mstyslav Chernov)

Tipping Point

David Cameron devoted copious amounts of time to negotiating the terms of his insignificant EU deal, yet with public concern growing over the worsening refugee crisis, perhaps his focus should have been elsewhere As...

Ruth Davidson has got Scottish Labour in the crosshairs. (Photo: Channel 4)

Tartan Tories: Ruth’s Revival

After decades of near political irrelevance in Scotland, are the Conservatives finally undergoing a revival under Ruth Davidson? For decades, the Conservatives have remained a near political irrelevance in Scotland. Following devolution and the...

George Osborne delivered his Budget statement to the House of Commons on Wednesday 16 March (Photo: Flickr/UK Parliament)

George’s Marvellous Medicine

George Osborne’s recent Budget unravelled spectacularly last week. Does this spell the end for his hopes of becoming prime minister? Observing the chaos currently overwhelming the Conservative Party following George Osborne’s Budget, it is perplexing...

This referendum is the last chance for Britain to become a free nation. (Photo: Conservative Home)

Why We Must Leave

The date is now set: 23 June 2016 – the day the British people will decide the future direction of this country. Are we going to once again become an independent, self-governing nation, or...

The meningitis vaccine was introduced under the NHS in September 2015, hoping to protect those susceptible to the disease, but only up to a certain age. (Photo: The Guardian)

Is Prevention Better Than Curing?

Should the government be allowed to prevent children from receiving the meningitis B vaccine or will the persistence of their parents prevail? WARNING: This article contains images which some readers may find distressing. Meningitis...

Will the team remain as one? Or will they start to crumble? (Photo: S. Rousseau/Reuters)

Singing from the Same Hymn Sheet

With campaigns surrounding the EU referendum already under way, George Perfect assesses the dangers for David Cameron in his cabinet and party. As the UK’s EU referendum draws ever closer, it appears that David...

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