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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
 We don't need no education. We don't need no thought control. No dark sarcasm in the courtroom. Wales, leave those parents alone. Efforts by paternalists in Cardiff to ban smacking are as ironic as they absurd because they conclude that...
Monday, January 16, 2017
 Back in March of this year, Chancellor George Osborne rose in the House of Commons to deliver his annual budget. Over the next 45 minutes or so, he used the word “aspiration” eleven times (in 2011 it was only used twice), and three of those...
Monday, January 16, 2017
 Read the original article at Generation ConservativeAs an opponent of an elected upper house it is often difficult to defend the Lords’ unelected nature when Prime Ministers make feckless appointments. The Lords after all has its entire...
Sunday, January 15, 2017
 Over the past months and especially with the assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Ankara, commentators have been surprised at the resilience of the alliance between Turkey and Russia, which have historically been more foes than friends....
Saturday, January 14, 2017
 Crisis, crisis, oh the humanity, it's unprecedented I tell you, the roof is caving in, urgent care is broken...actually none of this is true. The NHS is doing its job as a state monopsony, reducing spending to the absolute minimum as defined...
Saturday, January 14, 2017
 Read the original article at ConservativeHomeIn 2003, before becoming an MP, I was invited to a dinner with Iain Duncan Smith, then our leader, and the leader of the Law and Justice Party, Jarosław Kaczynski – Poland’s undisputed strongman...
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
 The government has waivered on letting EU nationals stay after we leave the European Union. Many believe they should stay on the basis they were already here and this is sound except for one small issue: many will not have been paying health...
Monday, January 9, 2017
 The Labour Party's statements in August on migration, delivered by shadow immigration minister Chris Bryant, were quite right. Bryant was correct to say that the United Kingdom "has no idea where its citizens are". But unsurprisingly it is a...
Monday, January 9, 2017
 Read the original article at Generation ConservativeWell he has done it! Against all the odds, Donald Trump is President-elect of the United States after beating veteran Democrat Hillary Clinton in the Electoral College. Let me give you my...
Saturday, January 7, 2017
 My mother grew up in a country in which more men toiled in factories, fewer women worked in the labour market, most couples were married, homosexuality was illegal, nearly everyone was white, television scarcely existed, the national anthem...
Saturday, January 7, 2017
 Read the original article at Generation ConservativeReferring to a nation that joins the political entity of a state to the cultural entity of a nation, the Nation State has been understood since the Treaty of Westphalia (1648) and has been...
Friday, January 6, 2017
 Read the original article at Generation ConservativeMr. Henry Smith MP has recently come to the forefront of one of the biggest demonstrations of trade union discontent in the 21st century. His constituency, Crawley, is founded upon its...
Thursday, January 5, 2017
 Primary care really is in crisis.We have all at some point wished upon a shooting star, but it's not always easy to tell them apart from satellites and space stations. This might seem like possibly the most bizarre introduction to discussing...
Thursday, January 5, 2017
 Read the original article at ConservativeHome“Electoral fraud that would disgrace a banana republic,” was how the presiding judge described the postal vote abuse in Birmingham in 2005. With respect, m’lud, it was no such thing. I say this with...
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
 Conservative activists and backbenchers can be forgiven for sometimes feeling that we, as a party, are like a ship with listless sails stuck in the DoldrumsWe are in Government but, because of the Coalition, we are not the Government. It often...
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
 Read the original article at Generation ConservativeFor nearly a week, ‘Warwick For Free Education’ has “occupied” a new building on campus which is not open to students, claiming to be making a stand against low pay for teachers and the “...
Saturday, December 31, 2016
 An interview with David Davis MP, by Luke SpringthorpeIt was against a backdrop of declining membership numbers and an increasingly disenfranchised membership base that I went to meet David Davis MP, former contender for the leadership of the...
Saturday, December 31, 2016
 Read the original article at Generation ConservativeIf many were shocked about the result of EU referendum in Britain, those shockwaves were only amplified by Trump’s comfortable victory in the US presidential elections. As both results went...
Friday, December 30, 2016
 Read the original article at John Redwood's DiaryA successful government needs a vision. It also needs to decide which are the main steps it should take to show progress towards its vision. It can only fight a limited number of battles...
Thursday, December 29, 2016
 Nothing happens in politics by accident, even when it appears to.  We have heard from Guy Verhofstadt that associate EU citizenship is not only desirable for the British public, but perhaps now the EU can advance it without treaty...
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
 Five years ago, in 2008, Conservative Conference was dominated by the financial crisis.  The Prime Minister interrupted the schedule to make a special statement inviting the government to rush through a special administration regime for...
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
 Read the original article at Generation ConservativeI am all for the notion of cementing a sense of national pride in this country. In fact, I think under the present circumstances we are in great need of such a remedy. Unlike the US, there is...
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
 Another month goes by, another Islamic supremacist murders Europeans for nothing more than his superior sense of hatred and we Eurosceptics decide that Schengen, obviously, caused this. It didn't. It didn't even make it easier. Schengen has...
Friday, December 23, 2016
 At the start of this year, we saw the coalition’s mid-year review and the release of its audit on progress. Much of the subsequent analysis has inevitably focused on what has not been achieved in the past two and a half years. But how much...
Friday, December 23, 2016
 If asked to describe student politics in a word, ‘conservative’ would likely not be among the first that spring to mind.Most, imagine a student politics defined by its narrow and exclusory spectrum of extreme left opinion, fixated on...

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