Tagged: George Osborne

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,...

Reaction of leave supporters at the Sunderland vote count. (Photo: North News & Pictures Ltd)

Brexit Britain Needs Devolution

The Brexit vote was a protest against Westminster and demand for change. If any political party wants to win in post-Brexit Britain, they need to show serious commitment to the devolution of powers to...

Jeremy Corbyn, a lifelong europhobe, is struggling to swing behind his party’s europhile message. (Photo: The Agenda/ITV)

Labour and Europe: Divided in Unity

Almost all Labour MPs are europhiles, so why is the party divided about the EU? Ask Jeremy Corbyn. Though calm and competent, the “In” campaign in the EU debate is not faring well. A...

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...

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...

For more than one third of the world’s population, this is still the best toilet they have. (Photo: Youphil)

Period Politics

What would life be like without a toilet? 2.5 billion people know only too well. Imagine if you did not have access to such a variety of sanitary products. For too many this is...

The Race to Succeed: Who’s who?

Stephen McKenzie, a member of the Conservative Party and former Team2015 co-ordinator, takes a look at some of the possible candidates for the future Conservative leadership contest. Conservative Home has George Osborne as the...

Pushing down the poor: for what?

In the wake of such a significant Budget, Ross Baxter of the Green Party thinks it’s an austerity of ideas that makes us think such a policy is necessary. In these current times, with...

Budget 2015: Summary

Budget 2015: Summary

The key measures in the first Conservative-only budget since 1996.  A compulsory (for 25 years and above) National Living Wage of £9 per hour by 2020 A commitment to meet the NATO 2% spending...

LIVE: Budget 2015

Rolling coverage of the key measures in the first Conservative-only budget since 1996.  George Osborne outside Number 11 this morning. (Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters)   “We should cut the deficit at the same pace as we...

Hot Off the Press!

Hot Off the Press!

Conservative activist, Stephen McKenzie, casts his eye over the good, the bad and the ugly of political literature of late.   The Establishment: And how they got away with it Owen Jones, Penguin Books...

Poll Review: Young more liberal than old: shock, horror!

Much has been made recently over Britain’s perceived shift rightwards, to anti-immigration, anti-EU parties (I’m looking at you, Ukip), with little attention being paid to the 3 million young, first-time voters who have the...

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