UK Conservatives

Three Quarters Of Tory Councillors Worried About Cuts To Children's Centres, Poll Reveals

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 22.10.2017 | UK Politics

Nearly three quarters of Conservative councillors are worried about government funding cuts to children’s centres, a new poll has revealed. The rese...

Young Tory MPs Form New Group To Stop Party Veterans Drowning Them Out

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK Politics

Young Tory MPs are joining forces to oust veteran colleagues from the airwaves and have a greater say on policy in a bid win back the votes of under 4...

Five Ways The Conservatives Are Still Failing To Attract Young People

Daniel Wittenberg | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Politics
Daniel Wittenberg

We need someone in government who is passionate about improving mental health provision. Someone willing to rewrite the rulebook and prepare a compelling offer to young people on tuition fees and home ownership. It is time the Tories pulled their socks up.

Corbyn And Changing How We Believe

James Prescott | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Politics
James Prescott

Watching the news, regularly checking social media, you'd be forgiven for thinking we're at war. There's so much division, so much aggression (much of...

Towns And Cities Are Divided. Here's What To Do About It

Will Brett | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK Politics
Will Brett

No matter which way you look at it, this country is divided. The young are angry with the old for owning all the property wealth. Non-graduates are angry with graduates for hording job opportunities. Our national conversation is becoming increasingly venomous. And then there is the chasm opened up by last year's vote to leave the European Union. But there is perhaps no better way of understanding social division in Britain today than to look at the difference between towns and cities.

Dialogue Over Division Is The Key To Future Conservative Party Success

Sven Hughes | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Politics
Sven Hughes

The Conservatives need to re-establish a unified narrative that explains the benefits of a responsible capitalism. One that aligns with the fairness agenda of younger voters, as well as the more risk-averse agenda of older voters.

The Industry Benefitting The Most From Brexit Financially So Far Is Now Expressing Doubts

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK

The co-chair of the British Exporters Association has said the “uncertainty” over Brexit is “not a desire of business” and that preparations m...

The Tory Party Is In Big Trouble

Will Black | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK Politics
Will Black

Whatever the Tories do, things seem likely to fall apart. This is the inevitable consequence of building a house on rotten foundations. No amount of blue gloss will prevent inevitable collapse. The selfish individualism they preach cannot hold the party together, let alone society.

7,000 Words And Not A Single Mention Of Wales

Chris Elmore MP | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Politics
Chris Elmore MP

After this conference season, it's becoming increasingly clear that Theresa May is content with providing "second best" solutions to the issues which face communities across Wales and the UK as a whole.

The Conservatives Don't Need A New Leader, They Need A New 'Brand Essence'

Sven Hughes | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Politics
Sven Hughes

The right Conservative Brand Essence can help to provide a tangible plan as we navigate the process of leaving the EU. It can help the current 'anxiety audience' to cope with the everyday volatility and the screaming press headlines. It can help them to regroup, as a country, around a political party with a core belief and vision.

If You Dumb Down Politics, We All Lose

Paul Blanchard | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Politics
Paul Blanchard

I'm a lifelong Labour member. And at the Tory conference in Manchester yesterday, Theresa May gave a speech with a lot of substance. That doesn't make her someone I would vote for, but that does make her someone worth listening to.

The 'Nightmare' Of Universal Credit As Told By The People Who Are Going Through It

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK

The Conservatives are this month set to push ahead with the rollout of a controversial benefits shakeup that critics - including at least a dozen Tory...

With Labour And The Tories Now At Extremes, The UK Needs The Lib Dems More Than Ever Before

Mathew Hulbert | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Politics
Mathew Hulbert

So, now is the time to stop saying sorry for our years in government; time to turn back to campaigning, to the community politics we can do so well; fighting for the liberal and social democratic values which we, alone in British politics today, have at our heart. This must be the Liberal moment.

Help To Buy Will Help To Bury Home Ownership, And The Tories' Hopes For A Political Resurgence With It

Luke Murphy | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Politics
Luke Murphy

Tackling the housing crisis will take time, reform won't deliver immediate benefits and will need longer than one parliamentary term to make a real difference. Yet instead of offering the bold reform needed the Conservatives have gone for the easy option. But Help to Buy is not the answer, instead it will help to bury the next generation's aspirations for home ownership and the Tories' hopes for a political resurgence with it.

Tory MP Sam Gyimah Reveals Awkward Encounter With Margaret Thatcher

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 03.10.2017 | UK Politics

A Tory MP has revealed an awkward conversation he had with Margaret Thatcher, in which the former PM told him “there can’t be many of you” in th...

Corbyn's Labour Party Will Deliver A Fairer, More Compassionate Britain

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 02.10.2017 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

Jeremy Corbyn has made the Labour party more democratic - now he needs to take the next step to make the country's electoral system more representative of the nation's views. Our first past the post electoral system is not fit for purpose and its time we moved to some form of proportional representation.

Boris Johnson Snapped On A Morning Jog With The Editor Of The Sun

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 02.10.2017 | UK

Boris Johnson has been photographed on a run with Sun editor Tony Gallagher on the streets of Manchester, where his colleagues are gathered for the an...

Justine Greening: Tories Must Set Aside Negative Politics To Win Back Young Voters

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 01.10.2017 | UK Politics

Conservatives must ditch negative party politics if they want to win back young voters, according to education secretary Justine Greening. The cabinet...

The Triumphalism Of Corbyn's Conference

Maxim Parr-Reid | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK Politics
Maxim Parr-Reid

t's entirely possible the Lib Dems or even UKIP could revive support under new leadership in a snap election, to assume that it would result in an almost automatic victory for Labour is a very dangerous thing indeed, if recent events are anything to go by.

Rees-Mogg Highlights Just How Out Of Touch He And Government Really Are

James Woods | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Politics
James Woods

The latest 'trendy' Tory, Jacob Rees-Mogg, has described food banks as "rather uplifting" saying that the public's voluntary support "shows what a compassionate country we are". The Tory MP who represents North East Somerset spoke to LBC where he attributed the rise in the use of food banks to people "knowing that they are there" before claiming the previous Labour government had failed to inform people of their existence.

Religion Has No Place In Politics And It Never Will

Sam Dowler | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Politics
Sam Dowler

While religion plays a huge part in many people's lives, they recognise that it's not appropriate to bring it up in certain aspects of life. It's a particularly tricky topic of conversation in today's climate as people are offended easily and it is the single greatest cause of war on our planet. One area it is completely counter-productive in is politics.

Anti-Gay Marriage, Anti-Abortion: PM Rees-Mogg Would BE A Disaster

John Reynolds | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Politics
John Reynolds

So, to conclude: if Rees Mogg became Prime Minister then the Conservatives and Labour would become even more polarised than they currently are, offering the electorate an even greater choice between the parties. However, it would be a complete disaster for people who support equality and a fairer society for all. Is it likely to happen? Probably not. But you never know. So continue to spread love and stand up for what is right.

Christians Come Out Against Austerity

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

Christians have much to say that is relevant today, ideas and examples which can help us to find a better way of living together - for the common good. But we must no longer be fooled by the lies and rhetoric that have led us astray for the past few decades.

Theresa May Ignored Advice Against Election, *Leaked* Memo Reveals

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 03.09.2017 | UK

Theresa May was warned by campaign guru Sir Lynton Crosby that her gamble of calling a snap general election carried “a lot of risk”, a leaked mem...

If Jacob Rees-Mogg Is The Answer...

Tom Knight | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Politics
Tom Knight

The most obvious obstacle is the unpopularity of his opinions. Mogg an emphatic social conservative. He has consistently voted against gay rights, criticised abortion laws for being "a form of contraception" and was guest speaker at the annual dinner of Traditional Britain - a group that wants to repatriate ethnic minorities.