Conservative Conference

George Osborne Gives Us More Fudge On Business Rates Reform

Ian Middleton | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Politics
Ian Middleton

Six and a half years after promising to reform the UK's arcane business rates system, Chancellor George Osborne announced some sweeping changes at the Conservative Party conference on Monday.

The Waugh Zone October 7, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday October 7, 2015... 1) TURNAROUND, BRIGHT EYES There will be more than a few bleary eyed conference...

'How Depressing' Labour MPs React To Senior Union Man's Claim He Is Glad Labour Lost Election

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn claimed the Tories want to take the UK back to the 1830s this evening as he addressed a huge union-organised rally in central Manchester...

Lord Ashcroft's 'Pig-Gate' Book Top Selling Title At Tory Conference #cpc15

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Politics

The controversial ‘Call Me Dave’ biography of the Prime Minister is currently the top selling book at the Tory Party Conference, with the first bu...

The 'Dry And Dusty' FT Absolutely Savaged Dave's Big Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron's speech to Conservative activists at his party's last conference before the general election, promising £7.2 billion of tax cuts, was ...

7 Things Ukip's New Donor Could Have Better Spent His £900,000 On

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip's new backer, former Tory party donor Arron Banks, pledged yesterday to give the party a massive £1 million donation, in a huge boost for its co...

Farage Is Quids In Thanks To His New Millionaire Backer

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage's latest Tory defector, the former party donor Arron Banks, has pledged to give Ukip a massive £1 million donation, in a huge boost for ...

Tax Cuts For The Rich? 4 Damning Graphs Cameron Doesn't Want You To See

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron revealed today that the Tories plan to fight the next general election on a tax-cutting platform, as he unveiled two major pledges at th...

'Ukip Has Taken Over The Tory Party'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Politics

The Tories have been accused of trying to "appease" Ukip by hosting the leader of a controversial Finnish eurosceptic party at their annual conference...

Dear David Cameron: A Letter From the Young Me You Denied Benefits

Rebecca Winson | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Politics
Rebecca Winson

When I was younger, I claimed housing benefit and JSA solidly for a year. I did it so I could live in a place where I could find a job I could turn into a meaningful career, a meaningful existence. I grew up in an area short of prospects, short of jobs. I did not have parents who could fund a year long series of internships. I had to rely on the state to get me on my feet.

Dave Really Would Not Like What His Ex-Big Society Guru Has To Say...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Politics

The Tories have "abandoned" David Cameron's flagship Big Society agenda and lurched right-wards, according to the guru who helped inspire the project....

Osborne's Turned Hair Around'To Stop The Recession'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK

George Osborne has admitted that his much-discussed new hairstyle is a bid to cover up the fact that he is going bald. Yesterday, speaking at the T...

LOOK: Fancy A Maggie Mug?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Politics

She may be no longer with us, but Margaret Thatcher is still looming large over the Conservative Party conference in Manchester. Iron Lady fans (an...

'Pick Up Litter, Or Lose Benefits'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Politics

The unemployed will now face having to pick up litter or cook meals for the elderly to earn their dole money, under rigorous new conditions to be impo...

'Our Maggie'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Politics

The Conservative Party are to screen a ten-minute tribute to Margaret Thatcher, entitled 'Our Maggie', at the opening of their conference tomorrow. ...

WATCH: The Biggest D*ck In Politics?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Comedy

The marvellous Cassetteboy is back - under the guise of Bad Teeth - and this time he's taking on not just Cameron, or Clegg, or Miliband, but all thre...

David Cameron's Midterm Blues

Richard Bassford | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK Politics
Richard Bassford

The Conservatives have struggled to offer a clear vision that is compatible with the new realities of the financial crisis, beyond deficit reduction itself.

Cameron: I'm Not Bothered By Boris

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has denied he envies Boris Johnson's "rockstar status", just hours after the mayor was given a "celebrity-style" welcome in Birmingham a...

UKIP? Just A Bunch Of 'Cranks'

PA | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Politics

Veteran Cabinet minister Kenneth Clarke has warned David Cameron that pandering to the Conservatives' right-wing core support on issues like Europe an...

"It's The Proyme Minister!"

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Politics

Mobbed by the media, with fans wildly chanting his name, Britain's biggest political celebrity strode into Birmingham's New Street station. It was ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Hey Clegg, Go Take A Jump

Huffington Post UK | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK Politics

** Tory Conference Edition ** Hey Clegg, Go Take A Jump ** 'Common Ground' Cameron ** Keep Striving, Strivers! ** Philip 'Green Shoots' Hammond ** Mil...

George Osborne Rules Out 'Mansion Tax'

PA | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK Politics

Chancellor George Osborne has ruled out a "mansion tax" called for by the Liberal Democrats. He argued that he didn't want to "clobber" people who'...

Tories To Target Civil Service Unions

PA | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK Politics

Trade union representatives in the Civil Service are to face new curbs on the amount of time they can devote to union activities during work hours. ...

Osborne Finds Tories More Enthusiastic About the Coalition Than a Year ago

Max Atkinson | Posted 03.12.2011 | UK Politics
Max Atkinson

A recurring observation on this blog during last year's party conference season was that audiences at the Liberal Democrat and Conservative party conferences were rather lukewarm about the coalition government they had just formed.

Osborne's Plan B - Follow Ronald Reagan

Matthew Lynn | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK Politics
Matthew Lynn

In the UK, there is a stultifying consensus among economists and pundits that the historical lessons we need to be learning are all from the 1930s.