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Thursday, February 9, 2017
DAVID Beckham is absolutely right. The British honours system is bankrupt.Arise Raffaele Claudio Carbosiero MBE, for services to the hair of David Cameron. The honour to the ex-PM’s hairdresser along with a litany of his other pro EU...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Read the original article at the Daily ExpressI spent the last month in the United States, watching what is at least the greatest show in democracy: the inauguration of the American President.This show was bigger and greater than many of those that...
Thursday, January 19, 2017
 Read the original article at ConservativeHomeRegular readers will know that this is a Helvetophile column. I love pretty much everything about Switzerland: its courteous people, its frosty peaks, its regular referendums, its extreme localism...
Thursday, January 19, 2017
 Most of the debate about what the Conservative Party needs to do to win an overall majority at future General Elections focuses on policy and message - and rightly so: even without an organisation on the ground, parties with an attractive...
Thursday, January 19, 2017
 Read the original article at Generation Conservative“Words can inspire. And words can destroy. Choose yours well” - Robin Sharma“Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs” - Pearl Strachan HurdOn 19 November 2012,...
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...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
 You wait for by-elections and then two come along at once. Copeland will be very interesting and given the issues close to my heart, I have contacted CCHQ to put my name forward as a candidate. This article is my unsubtle pitch to be Copeland'...
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...

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