UK Conservatives

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...

The Floods and the Tory Heartlands; Irony, Stereotypes and the Hidden Plight of the Working Poor

Karl Davis | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

Am I saying that the wealthy residents of the Thames Valley are deserving of the devastation that floods bring? Of course not. They are enduring a harrowing ordeal, and are firmly in my thoughts. Am I saying that the poor in those areas are more deserving of flood relief? Not at all.

Ex-Tory 'Porn' Councillor Is Now Ukip MP Candidate

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK

A former Conservative councillor who was sacked after he used his work laptop to watch porn films, has been selected as a prospective Ukip MP for the ...

11 Slightly Boring Pictures Of Grant Shapps (Upside Down)

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK

Conservative Party Chairman Grant Shapps today visited Costcutter in Salisbury Square, Hatfield to discuss local trade. He then decided to tweet a ...

Will Labour Walk The Wythenshawe By-Election?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Politics

Labour has a massive lead in next week's by-election, latest polls show. Some pundits have tipped Ukip to win the battle to success Paul Goggins as...

Wales: Low Tax - High Aspiration

Andrew RT Davies | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew RT Davies

The property-owning democracy was one of Margaret Thatcher's lasting legacies. In today's Wales of lower than UK average salaries and expensive rental markets; this legacy is becoming less and less of a possibility for many...

Aidan Burley, Nazi Stag Do MP, Will Quit At Next Election

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Politics

Aidan Burley, the Tory MP at the centre of a row over a Nazi-themed stag do, will step down as MP at the next election, he has announced. Last mont...

The EU - Should We Stay or Should We Go?

Anais Mutumba | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics
Anais Mutumba

A ban on bent bananas and cucumbers, a demand for Oktoberfest barmaids to cover up, the banning of corgis and other dogs and even in using the phrase "two fat ladies" in the classic game of bingo. These are just some of the European Union myths that abound...

Which Party Deserves the Libertarian Vote?

Nicholas Rogers | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics
Nicholas Rogers

The country is ready for an economically responsible, socially liberal party. Whether we call this libertarianism or not, this balance makes most sense for 21st Century Britain. I have found my home in the Conservatives. Other libertarians will make their choices. All parties should note this, though; our numbers are growing and we should not be ignored.

Jessica Elgot

Ban HIV Positive Immigrants From Entering UK, Tory MPs Say | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK

A group of Tory MPs are backing a proposed ban on HIV positive immigrants to Britain, in a move that has been labelled "the most draconian policy enfo...

No Fat-Cat Whinging, Please, Over Labour's Removal of the 'Spare Bentley Subsidy'

Rob Atkinson | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Politics
Rob Atkinson

Oh, I'm sorry - you Tories out there still refer to it as the "top rate of Income Tax", don't you? That's very passé, you know - and more than a little misleading, also. After all, the country's in a mess - substantially more of a mess than it was in when our benign Coalition government assumed unelected power in 2010, actually.

50%? Grin and Bear It

Chris Godfrey | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Politics
Chris Godfrey

However you look at it, raising the tax bracket will generate income for HMRC. It may simultaneously expedite Britain's seemingly inevitable class war (it will certainly encourage the political cheerleaders to cheer louder and with more fervour), but it will generate revenue.

The Neo-Conservative Speaker, Douglas Murray, Is Simply Wrong It Comes to British Muslims and Extremism

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics
Fiyaz Mughal

In his latest stomach-churning piece in the Spectator, Murray projects a sense of implicit threat from rising Muslim birth rates and changing demographics. In fact, one really has to ask whether Murray actually has anything constructive to say about Muslims at all.

Cameron Backs Controversial MP, Who Dodged Axe From Local Party

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has thrown his support behind a senior Tory MP fighting to save his political career after local party officials refused to re-adopt him...