UK Conservatives

'No Point' In London Bus Lanes Says Mayoral Hopeful Zac Goldsmith

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK

The Conservative candidate for London Mayor, Zac Goldsmith, has been lambasted for saying there will soon be "no point in having bus lanes". Goldsm...

Tuition Fees: An Unreasonable Burden or Inescapable Necessity?

Thomas Smith | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Smith

Justifiably discontented students threatened by financial loss, and a government that risks losing the vital support of a substantial proportion of the electorate, this is a dispiriting situation in which there is no winner.

Could the UK Ever Have a British Indian Prime Minister?

Varun Bhanot | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Politics
Varun Bhanot

British Indians have never felt more established than at this moment, and it is a great celebration of our vibrant democracy that should one aspire to the highest office in the land, the broader society would be in full support. What was an impossible pipe-dream to the displaced migrants in the 1960s, could perhaps be a near-distant reality.

The Government Are Destroying the Futures of Young People: we Cannot Suffer in Silence

Tom Bailey | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Bailey

In 2005, David Cameron was elected as leader of the Conservatives in the hope that his youthful and moderate image would appeal to younger voters. He ...

Junior Doctors Must Act - We Must be Fearless, Brave and United in the Face of Tyranny and Greed. If That Makes Me Militant then So Be It.

Chris James | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Politics
Chris James

If Jeremy Hunt offers junior doctors a genuine pay rise, with safe hours and watertight assurances that doctors will be valued and paid appropriately for hours worked then I hope we add on a single caveat and are truly "militant" in its application:

Not Just a Game

Helen Chandler | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Politics
Helen Chandler

Earlier this week I was playing Ludo with my six year old daughter. She was beating me hands down, and at one point landed on my last hope counter and...

A Tory for Corbyn - The One You Weren't Expecting

David Taylor | Posted 15.11.2015 | UK Politics
David Taylor

I'm probably what you'd expect from a young Tory voter. I've done my fair share of campaigning and working for the party. I spent two years working in Conservative HQ and clocked up countless miles of campaigning. I also like Jeremy Corbyn. Correction, I REALLY like Jeremy Corbyn.

When a Tory Disagrees With the Conservative Government

Tom Morgan | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Morgan

It's tough to be a young person in a world of unpaid internships, zero-hour contracts and 50p pints, but it'd be a whole lot easier if government criticism didn't add itself to the list of woes.

Tory MP Boycotts Treasury Minister's Visit To His Town To Protest Against Tax Credit Cuts

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Politics

A Tory MP is boycotting a Treasury Minister’s visit to his constituency in protest at the proposed cuts to tax credits. Stephen McPartland, MP fo...

Six Reasons To Query David Cameron's '40% Of European Migrants Are Supported By Benefits' Claim

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron’s claim that “around 40 per cent” of European Economic Area migrants are support by UK benefits is “uncertain”, according to t...

Mick Cash's Daily Politics Rant Makes It Clear He Won't Be 'Lectured By Millionaires'

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK

Any TV debate that faces off Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi against secretary of the RMT workers union, Mick Cash, promises fireworks, and today's enco...

Junior Doctors vs Jeremy Hunt Is a Convenient Smokescreen for the Real Story

Youssef El-Gingihy | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Politics
Youssef El-Gingihy

Over the past few weeks, we have seen remarkable events play out as a new generation of young doctors have been politicised and radicalised. This culm...

Tory MP Branded 'Shameful' For Blocking Bill Enabling Cheap NHS Access To New Drugs

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 07.11.2015 | UK Politics

A Tory health minister has been branded “absolutely shameful” after speaking for almost half an hour in order to block a new law which would allow...

A Fast Broadband Connection Will Soon Be Your Legal Right

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 07.11.2015 | UK

A fast internet connection is to become a legal right under David Cameron’s newest plans. Every home and business in the UK will have access to a...

DWP Staff Take Home Almost Half Of A £90million Taxpayer Funded Bureaucrat 'Bonus Bonanza'

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been accused of overseeing a “bonus bonanza” after Whitehall bureaucrats pocketed more than £90million in pay-outs last year. ...

Tory MP Accused Of Quoting Nazi Goebbels While Defending Snooper's Charter

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Politics

A Tory MP has been accused of quoting an infamous Nazi propaganda minister while defending the new Snooper's Charter in the Commons. Richard Graha...

George Osborne's Father-In-Law, Lord Howell, Says Freedom of Movement Is Crumbling Before Our Eyes

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Politics

Eurosceptic peers have turned on the Government’s EU renegotiation tactics, with even George Osborne’s father-in-law saying freedom of movement is...

'You're Making A Problem Up!' Tory Peer Slapped Down By Labour Frontbencher After Migrant Benefit Claim

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Politics

A Conservative Lord was accused of “making a problem up” as he claimed the UK welfare system was an incentive for European migrants to come to Bri...

Why Van Halen's Dislike for Brown M&Ms Means I Will be Voting Yes/Yes for Junior Doctors' Strike Action.......

Chris James | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK
Chris James

In the last week it has been announced by the brave souls at the top of the BMA that they will be balloting their members - the majority of your "juni...

The Tampon Tax: Proof Equality Is Still Far Off

Eloise Hendy | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eloise Hendy

At the end of a long, stressful day sometimes only a spot of self-indulgent pampering can help. A bubble bath, a glass of wine, high quality chocolate, and a tampon, fresh from the packet. What could be more luxurious?

Revealed: The True Scale of Opposition to Our Unelected Lords

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

Just a day after the government announced their 'rapid review' into the powers of the upper chamber, the full extent of opposition to our unreformed House of Lords has been revealed.

On the European Refugee Crisis and Syria

Lewis Worrow | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK
Lewis Worrow

Today, Europe faces a refugee crisis the likes of which it has not seen since World War II. The crisis began in March of 2011 when peaceful protestors...

The Night the House of Lords Saved Christmas

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

Ultimately, I'm just happy that lower income workers and single parents won't receive a particularly callous Christmas card. I'm happy that folks at the lower end of the income scale won't have to struggle further in 2016. It is a shame, however, that we couldn't achieve these goals democratically and that instead we have to rely on an outdated and undemocratic institution that has no place in modern democracy.

Dear Jeremy Hunt... I Am a Junior Doctor, What If I Am Not Demoralised, Depressed or Desperate?

Chris James | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK
Chris James

Dear Mr Hunt, I am a junior doctor - such letters I am sure your team are sick of - you may even have read a few yourself. I am sure, however, that they more likely line the litter tray of your obligatory evil villain white cat than they do your MP's inbox.

James Cleverly's Message For Hardship Bleaters On The Left: 'F*** Off, You Don't Know What You're Talking About'

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Politics

James Cleverly The 2015 General Election saw 176 MPs elected to the Commons for the very first time. In a series of exclusive interviews, The ...