UK Conservatives

There's Some Grim Poll News For Ed Miliband

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Politics

A new opinion will make grim reading for Ed Miliband, showing Labour's lead over the Conservatives has been cut to just a single point. The Opinium...

Labour Has Betrayed Its Supporters by Voting for the Welfare Cap

Salman Shaheen | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Politics
Salman Shaheen

The real betrayal of Britain's poorest and most vulnerable people was Labour's support for this toxic policy. With 13 honourable exceptions who all deserve praise for actually doing what they were elected to do, Labour MPs acquiescently lined up behind the welfare cap. If an antelope feeds its calf to a lion, that's pretty shocking.

Osborne's Political Budget a Pitch for a Post-2015 Promotion

Jack Butler | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Butler

I realised, looking at those appalling bingo balls, that this was a budget solely designed for the people who still populate Tory membership associations, manning their fundraising tombolas and passing around the tea and biscuits at meetings...

Tory Peers Said Some Pretty Insulting Things About Food Banks Last Night

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Politics

Lord Tebbit has called on the government to investigate if people using food banks are in fact spending their money on junk food. Speaking in the H...

Play Grant Shapps Bingo!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Comedy

Fun for all the family, in light of the Tory Party Chairman's latest escapade. Eyes down for a full house (without a spare bedroom that can be taxed)!...

#LetThemEatBingo Tweet From Shapps Is Just The Worst

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK

Bingo-gate could be the next pasty-gate. After a surprisingly uneventful Budget, George Osborne must have thought he could rest easy tonight. H...

Universal Jobmatch Farce Shows Coalition Doesn't Understand the Real Cost of Cuts

Nick Stephenson | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

The government is planning to end its Universal Jobmatch contract early with the scheme descending into farce. Signing up to the site is a condition of receiving Jobseeker's Allowance for most unemployed people, who have been forced to use it under threat of losing their benefits...

For the Conservatives, Worker Is Not a Collective Noun

Alastair Roderick | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Politics
Alastair Roderick

The post-Thatcher Conservative party has morphed into a strange Hayekian-Faragist hybrid, where the logic of fear of others is bound up with a refusal to countenance economic alternatives to modern crisis-producing, financialised capitalism.

Cameron's Digital UK Needs A Dose Of Chutzpah

Grant Feller | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

As a mischievous teenager I was berated by my grandmother for showing too much chutzpah. I believe she was using the original meaning of the popular Yiddish phrase - insolence. She'd be amused to think that it's now a word we use to shower praise on someone with the confidence and desire to get things done by strength of will and inventive interpretation of the rules.

'The Tories Are Fanning The Flames Of Prejudice'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has stepped up his row with the Tories over immigration, accusing his coalition colleagues of tending to "fan the flames of prejudice" ove...

It Won't Be Politics as Usual If the Scots Go Their Own Way

Carl Thomson | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Politics
Carl Thomson

Despite the effected disinterest of some of their English MPs, the breakup of the union could shatter the Conservatives. After all, what would be the purpose of a right-wing party that can no longer uphold the most basic and fundamental tenant of conservatism - the preservation and continuation of the nation.

The Politics of a Rate Rise

Gavin Devine | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

The decision in the past few weeks of Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney to revise his 'forward guidance' on interest rates has been portrayed as an embarrassing about-turn by some. Others, including Mr Carney himself, have quite plausibly argued that his approach has managed expectations effectively. Thus far the markets, the media and politicians seem inclined to believe him.

PM Faces Downing Street Cover-Up Accusations Over Child Abuse Images Probe

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron is facing claims of a Downing Street cover-up after a senior aide was arrested on suspicion of possessing child porn. Patrick Rock re...

Tory Booted Out, After Comparing Burkas To Bin Bags

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Politics

A Conservative councillor has been given the boot by the Tory Party for mocking burkas in a post on Facebook that compared them to bin liners. The ...

PM's Aide Arrested Over Child Abuse Images

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

A close aide to David Cameron has resigned over allegations involving child abuse images, Downing Street has said. Patrick Rock has been closely in...

Who 'Owns' Ukip Voters?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip leader Nigel Farage and Tory chairman Grant Shapps clashed in spectacular style on the BBC's Andrew Marr show, both accusing each other of being ...

It's Boris vs George

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Politics

Friends of Boris Johnson have sought to play down claims of a feud within the Conservatives amid suggestions the Mayor of London was the victim of a d...

Which Top Tory Thinks Party Should 'Ditch Immigration Nonsense'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron must ditch the pledge to bring net migration down to tens of thousands and instead focus efforts on curbing the number of low-skilled wo...

Tory MP Says His Expenses 'Ordeal' Now Over

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Politics

A Conservative MP Said that his 16-month "ordeal" involving the parliamentary expenses watchdog was over. The Independent Parliamentary Standards A...

Lib/Lab Coalition? The Liberal Democrats Haven't Got a Clegg to Stand On

Oliver Carter-Esdale | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Carter-Esdale

"I think they've changed". Such were the touching and heartfelt words of Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats and Deputy Prime Minister when referring to the Labour party in a recent interview on BBC Radio 4. "...changed" Funny that, Nick...

Honourable Members or a Dishonourable Rabble

Paul M. Davies | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Paul M. Davies

If MPs can't be trusted to behave like adults, maybe we should take a leaf out of Supernanny's book. Giving MPs a time out for bad behaviour might just be the only way we can get them to play nicely, and learn to respect others.

Climate Change, Accept the Science and Act

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK
Adnan Al-Daini

It is high time we accepted the science - climate change is real and man-made - and started to implement energy saving measures in everything we do. We need to embrace renewable energy and in so doing drastically cut our emissions of greenhouse gases.

Give Us A Vote On Europe And Ukip Will Talk

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Politics

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has said he would be ready to enter coalition with either Conservatives or Labour after the general election...

Tories 'Barrack' Abuse At Northern Female MPs, Says Glass

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics

A Labour MP has accused Tories of orchestrating abuse during Commons debates against northern female counterparts because of their accents. Pat Gla...

'Dummies' Guide For Tory MPs On How Not To Get Caught Exploiting Unpaid Interns

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Tory MPs have received a "dummies guide" for employing interns to ensure they can avoid "hostile questioning" over not paying the national minimum wag...