UK Conservatives

Youth Power: The Film Premiere with a Difference. #SwingTheVote

Rae Mullins | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Politics
Rae Mullins

A wondrous event took place in London town last night. A premiere like no other, vInspired's Swing The Vote set out to reveal what's remained a secret 'til now: exactly what will get the UK's 18-24 year olds to the ballot box next summer.

Brussels Revolving Door Leads Straight to the City

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

In order to strengthen citizens' trust in democracy, there needs to be extensive and tightly enforced cooling-off periods between the time a person spends holding public office and their move to a job for a private company in a related field. We need to introduce such a cooling-off period across the EU; three years would be a reasonable minimum length.

Business Bosses Agree We're Better Together

Charlie Mullins | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

"It was business wot won it!" That was David Cameron's message last night at the Business Leaders' Reception at Number 10, although they may not have been the exact words used by the Prime Minister. He did however make it clear that when he moved into Downing Street four years ago, the entire place, and I mean the country, not the residence, were in pretty bad shape. And there was no money to fix it.

Joining Together to Defeat the 'Bedroom Tax' Should Just Be the Start for Labour and the Lib Dems

Mathew Hulbert | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Politics
Mathew Hulbert

This was an all-too-rare case of Labour and the Liberal Democrats coming together to defeat the Conservatives... I think we may see more of these two parties working together before polling day in May next year.

Dear Ed Miliband, Come After Our Youth Vote and You Will Be Prime Minister

Ben Brown | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Brown

The Conservatives relentlessly and unashamedly target the elderly vote. Come after us in the same way and we'll make so much noise that you won't be able to hear the door of Number Ten close behind you.

Why Cameron 'Could Not Survive' If Scots Vote For Independence

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron "could not possibly survive" as leader if Scots vote for independence, as Tory rebels plot to depose him in a furious revolt. The pri...

Conservatives Shouldn't Abandon the Green Agenda

Carl Thomson | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Politics
Carl Thomson

In the face of the UKIP threat, Tory modernisation needs to be deepened, not retrenched. Support for the environment and renewable energy is popular and good politics, as well as being in our national interest.

Douglas Carswell Faces His First Ukip Shambles...

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Politics

In a slightly awkward turn of events, the man previously selected as the Ukip candidate for the Clacton seat has vowed to fight Douglas Carswell for t...

Carswell Was Not The Only Tory 'Wined And Dined By Ukip'...

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith & Asa Bennett | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Politics

Speculation is mounting that more Conservatives could leave the party to join Ukip following Tory MP Douglas Carswell's sensational defection yesterda...

Surf's Up and Cameron Needs to Stand Up

Will Black | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Politics
Will Black

Without wishing to get all psychoanalytical, there does seem to be a parallel between Cameron's reluctance to stand up and surf and his apparent inability to stand up as a respected world leader.

The Terror of Austerity: How the Coalition's Cuts Are Killing Us

Louisa Ackermann | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Politics
Louisa Ackermann

When people steal from the state through benefit fraud (usually out of desperation), there's public outcry. But when the state steals from the people by failing to provide even a basic standard of living, whilst corruption and tax evasion runs unchecked, we're told it's all part of a necessary strategy for economic recovery.

David Cameron Has Already Failed the 'Family Test'

Will Black | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Politics
Will Black

It's hard to argue against the basic idea, that all policies will have to pass a 'family test'. Cameron has said that from October every new domestic policy "will be examined for its impact on the family". The sound-bite accompanying this initiative is "nothing matters more than family."

Ukip MEP Has Finally Said It...

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Politics

An outspoken Ukip MEP has used the 50th anniversary of Britain’s last execution to call for a referendum on the death penalty. Louise Bours, a na...

John Major Praises 'Guts And Drive' Of Immigrants

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK

Sir John Major has praised the "very Conservative instinct" of immigrants come to Britain to "better themselves and their families". In an apparent...

Baroness Warsi's Resignation Letter: A Translation

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Comedy

Dear Prime Minister Dear Prime Minister Who Hired Me To Make Himself Look Good For some weeks, in meeting and discussion, I have been open and h...

Tory MP David Ruffley To Stand Down After 'Protracted Media Debate' About Assault

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

A Tory MP who apologised after receiving a police caution for domestic assault involving his former partner will stand down at the 2015 general electi...

MP Who Attacked Girlfriend Just Got Worst Type Of Support From Local Tory

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK

UPDATE: David Ruffley is to stand down at the 2015 general election. There is no reason why a man who assaults his girlfriend should not be an MP...

Osbornomics, Not Wallace, Is Miliband's Problem

Jasdev Singh Rai | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
Jasdev Singh Rai

Miliband is certainly an intellectual full of ideas and a clever strategist. But Osborne has proved himself to be an equally powerful intellectual, better at gaming strategy. Labour could outwit Tory strategists. Instead of fielding Miliband in a 'presidential style' election, it could play the party instead as a collegium.

Gove: The Elite's Opponent But the People's Servant

Sheila Lawlor | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
Sheila Lawlor

Michael Gove was amongst the longest serving education secretaries in Britain since World War II. Committed personally as well as professionally to the intellectual values that Britain has historically championed, Gove knew what he wanted to do.

The Russia Situation Highlights the Money Problem at the Heart of UK Politics

Jack Butler | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Politics
Jack Butler

It's time to establish a limit on political donations. It's time to eliminate the threat of corruption and remove the possibility of big-money donors ruling the roost over elected politicians. We don't want to go down the American route, where all politics is awash with corporate money to an obscene extent.

11 Things That Happened In The Real World During #Reshuffle

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

While Westminster obsessed over Michael Gove's demotion sideways move, and the Daily Mail swooned over the height of Esther McVey's blow-dry, real thi...

Fatherless Britain: What Is a Youth Without a Government?

Jack McSweeney | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Politics
Jack McSweeney

"Investing so much time in the rich who are coming to the end of their time, instead of investing time in us who have lives to live and haven't yet reached our primes... How can we grow in a world where the dads don't help and the government don't love us?"

Do the Skeleton Shuffle...

Caragh Little | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Caragh Little

The skeletons in my closet have been going through a bit of a reshuffle too. It's all the rage. With cries of rage and anguish from those who think that teachers do nothing anyway, schools have reached the summer break and there's time for clearing out the closets and tidying the loft.

Cameron's Cull: Pointless Window Dressing or a Cunning Distraction?

Will Black | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Politics
Will Black

David Cameron yesterday had the enviable task of culling ministers, apparently to make way for fresh faces. Right-wing media predictably concentrated on the outrage of loyal long-standing Tories being driven out, rather than examining the toxicity that drove Cameron to take dramatic action at this stage of a parliament.

Has Dave Missed The Boat In Promoting Female Tories?

PA | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Politics

Promoting women in the widely-expected government reshuffle will look like a "last minute worry" about votes, Labour has claimed. Speculation is mo...