Category: Conservatives

Theresa May: Learn or Go

The ‘football manager’ culture that has emerged in British politics is bad for all of us. Emily Thornberry called for Theresa May’s resignation almost immediately after the publication of Thursday night’s exit poll, Jeremy Corbyn did the same not long

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The Conservative Manifesto: Brave or Courageous?

Politicians have for years grappled with the dilemma of choosing between good politics but bad policy and good policy but bad politics. The Conservative manifesto contains a mixture of both. Their immigration policies certainly come into the category of good

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Budget 2017: Right Policies, Wrong Explanation

Jeremy Corbyn has complained about the media, but today they have been his best friend. After Philip Hammond delivered his first Budget, it was the Leader of the Opposition’s turn to respond. However hr missed the one open goal offered

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Media Hostility Will Benefit Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters have long-complained about hostility from the mainstream media towards his leadership. However this week, he could find that it works to his benefit. In normal circumstances at this stage of the election cycle, opposition parties

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Theresa May Must Hold an Early Election

History is a powerful teacher, Theresa May must pay attention. As a result of Andrea Leadsom’s withdrawal from from the Conservative leadership contest on Monday afternoon, May will become the next prime minister having been elected only by Conservative MPs.

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David Cameron Has Done No Wrong

This week has, by his own admission, not been a good one for David Cameron. He has received unrelenting criticism for various aspects of the so-called Panama Papers, however very little of this criticism is actually valid. The first point

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The Acadamisation of British Schools is Not Just an Issue for The Left, it is a Problem for Us All

After George Osborne’s most recent, and perhaps last, budget as Chancellor of the Exchequer, a myriad of issues were raised. One of the most contentious was the Chancellor’s plans to expand the academy project to include every school in England.

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Boris Johnson and the Brexit Dance

Twenty years ago, John Major famously called the members of his cabinet who wanted Britain to leave the EU “bastards”. Though David Cameron has not used exactly the same word, the intent was the same when he cast aspersions on

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Should Tory MPs Listen to Members Over Europe?

The Prime Minister has received criticism from his party for suggesting that MPs vote with their heart in the upcoming EU referendum and not campaign to leave the EU “because of what your constituency association might say.” But was this

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Cameron Must Make Boris Johnson Foreign Secretary

David Cameron is starting to see why announcing that he would not stand for a third term in office was a bad idea. This announcement effectively fired the starting gun for a five year leadership campaign which could be as

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