Tagged: David Cameron

David Cameron Resigns after losing the June 2016 European Union Referendum (Photo: The Mirror/ Dan Kitwood)

In Defence of Populism

Whilst centrist parties ignore the warning signs and refuse to address the underlying issues, European populists march ever closer to government. Politics undoubtedly comes in waves. For a long time, centrism was the word...

Campaigning for a lost country. (Photo: Reuters)

Working Class Losers

The left-behind are the result of hard problems, not organised malignancy. The problems of Brexit are likely to worsen their lot. On the steps of 10 Downing Street, Theresa May promised a government “not...

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...

Boris Johnson should stop being so apoplectic over the government’s pro-EU leaflets. (Photo: Andy Rain/EPA)

Lay Off the Leaflet

The government has just spent £9m on pro-EU leaflets for every household. Ryan Curran has a simple message for the Brexit camp if they want to win: get over it. Naturally, if you begin...

John Whittingdale MP, who finds himself at the centre of the latest political "scandal" (Photo: The Guardian)

Politicians’ Private Parts

Sex, spanking, scandal – John Whittingdale’s relationship with a dominatrix hit the headlines last week. So what? You could be forgiven for thinking that privacy is dead. In an age where people choose to...

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...

Campaigners say that the lack of commitment to PSHE by the government is failing young people. (Photo: The Telegraph)

Make PSHE Progressive

From teaching about “sexting” to consent, campaigns for changes to the UK’s PSHE curriculum have been gaining more momentum over the last few years. Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) has been a...

Yes, people hate George Osborne, but that won’t do Labour much good if he’s not leader in 2020. (Photo: The Mirror)

Teflon Tories

Everyone hates the individual members of the cabinet, but somehow the Conservative Party as a whole makes itself immune to criticism, argues Sam Glover. The current cabinet is filled with some of the most...

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...

#INtogether – Britain needs to remain an internationalist force for good (Photo: Jon Danzig)

Beyond the Numbers

Matt Gillow looks beyond the numbers and sums to make a case for Britain staying in the EU. We’ve all heard the facts. Both the “Vote Leave” campaign and the “Stronger In” side have...

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 Catastrophe of the Commons

Whilst MPs continue to shout and interrupt each other in the House of Commons, Matt Howlett looks at what needs to change to win the public’s interest and trust. In Jeremy Corbyn’s first speech...

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