UK Conservatives

Labour Treasury Spokesman Refuses Five Times To Say If Her Party Would Reverse Tax Credit Cuts

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 18.10.2015 | UK Politics

One of Labour’s most senior Shadow Treasury Ministers this morning refused to confirm if her party would reverse the tax credit cuts if in governmen...

What I Learnt Visiting the Front Line in Iraq

David Campbell Bannerman MEP | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Politics
David Campbell Bannerman MEP

These people are not stupid and are well informed and well connected - they know what's going on in Europe and they often have family there. Look after them properly and push on with winning the war, and the migrant flood across Europe can be reduced significantly - whether from Iraq or Syria.

Madrasahs Are Simply About Inculcating Spirituality and Recognising the Rights of Fellow Citizens

Ismaeel Nakhuda | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK
Ismaeel Nakhuda

The Prime Minister's lumping of madrasahs within a three part strategy to tackle extremism at the Tory party conference on Wednesday problematises an ...

The Equality of Tory Attacks - From Miners to Doctors, Lawyers and Refugees

Will Black | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Politics
Will Black

The Conservative Party is often represented as antagonistic towards the 'working class'. Memories of blood-splattered striking miners and descriptions of the impact of tax credit cuts on struggling families are routinely used to illustrate this representation.

Starter Homes and the End of Social Housing

Campbell Robb | Posted 11.10.2015 | UK Politics
Campbell Robb

Starter homes have two fatal flaws, and unfortunately one is their foundation stone. Firstly, they do not work for families on ordinary incomes. Shelter's analysis shows that Starter Homes will be unaffordable for families on average earnings in 58% of the country. It seems cruel to even mention how unaffordable they are for people on the National Living Wage...

Jack Monroe Schools David Cameron Over Planned Welfare Cuts In Epic Twitter Rant

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK

Whilst millions were recovering from the final of the Great British Bake Off, activist Jack Monroe launched a Twitter attack on the Conservative gover...

The Seven-Day NHS as a Tool of Oppression

Adam Staten | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Politics
Adam Staten

We in the medical profession have spilt a lot of ink and bile in our outrage over the government's half-baked plans to create a '7 day NHS'. We've been upset that a chronically overstretched work force is about to be stretched even further to satisfy a manifesto sound bite, and we've been upset by our final transition from professional worker to consumer commodity. But we've missed the bigger picture. We are just unwilling pawns in a bigger game.

Iain Duncan Smith's Conference Speech: Same Old Song, Same Bum Notes

Nick Stephenson | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

The Conservative Party conference reached its own squeezed middle yesterday, as Iain Duncan Smith was hidden away in the Tuesday graveyard shift with his unfounded boasts of 'compassion' and 'tolerance'.

A Young Michael Gove Reports At London Gay Pride In 1993

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK

The internet is bemused after the BBC released archive footage of Michael Gove at London Pride in 1993. The then-journalist was reporting at the a...

In Response to Theresa May's Conference Speech

Mostafa Rajaai | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Mostafa Rajaai

Yesterday, Theresa May made it clear how she and her government see migrants. By saying 'high migration made a cohesive society impossible', May proved it is an intolerant and hateful ideology that drives the government's immigration policy, rather than sensible and rational policy.

David Cameron: We Will Send In Experts To Take Over Failing Social Services Departments

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Politics

Poorly performing social services departments are set to be taken over by Government-appointed hit squads, David Cameron announced today. In an ech...

Boris Johnson: I Will Challenge Government Over Tax Credits Cut Roll Out

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons and Owen Bennett | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Politics

London Mayor Boris Johnson will challenge the way the Government is cutting tax credits for working families he revealed today in a swipe at his own p...

Theresa May's Empty Promises

Steven Woolfe | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Politics
Steven Woolfe

The Conservative Party's message about the need for controlled immigration at their annual conference is both laughable and wholly deceiving... The Tories set meaningless targets, time and time again and then use a PR bluster like this speech to camouflage their failures.

Under 25s Not 'Productive' Enough To Warrant National Living Wage Says Tory Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Politics

Workers under the age of 25 are not “productive” enough to warrant being paid the new National Living Wage, according to Government Minister Matth...

Boris Johnson Jokes His Way Through Best Speech Of Tory Conference

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has burnished his credentials as a future Prime Minister after an electrifying speech to the Tory conference and the promise of a Cabine...

An Open Letter to Conservative MPs: No, We Didn't Vote to Keep First Past The Post in 2011

Owen Winter | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Owen Winter

AV is not PR and MPs know it. Don't let them weasel their way out of this debate.

David Cameron Claims Jeremy Hunt Was 'Misquoted' On Asian Work Ethic Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron today claimed Jeremy Hunt had been “misquoted” when he claimed cutting tax credits was a “cultural signal” that Britain was “p...

We Need a People's Britain

Natalie Bennett | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

So today we're focusing on the Royal Mail - what should be the People's Post. But let's also talk about the people's NHS, the people's schools, and yes, even the people's prisons - run with proper accountability, proper pay and conditions for staff, and the quality of services that we need - and could afford to pay for, if we weren't shovelling public money into private hands through privatisation, and allowing multinational corporations and rich individuals to skip their obligations to pay their fair share of taxes.

John Whittingdale's Conservative Conference Speech Sends Twitter Into Confused Meltdown

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK

The Conservative Party Press office has been rounded upon by Twitter users after tweeting a quote from John Whittingdale's conference speech. “...

Lord Ashcroft's 'Pig-Gate' Book Top Selling Title At Tory Conference #cpc15

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Politics

The controversial ‘Call Me Dave’ biography of the Prime Minister is currently the top selling book at the Tory Party Conference, with the first bu...

NEW From The Conservatives: Tory Mayor 2.0

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Comedy

The Conservative Party has officially unveiled Tory Mayor 2.0, ahead of the London mayoral election. He's lighter, thinner and boasts an upgraded c...

60,000 People Just Hijacked The Tory Party Conference To Protest Against Austerity

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 04.10.2015 | UK

Sixty thousand people took to the streets outside the Conservative Party Conference on Sunday to protest against austerity. Singer Billy Bragg warm...

The Tory Party Conference Has Started So Everyone Has Donned A Pig Mask

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 04.10.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Police Step In As Journalists Abused Outside Tory Conference The Conservative Party's annual conference started on Sunday in Manchester and...

Watch Sajid Javid Rule Out Standing In The Tory Leadership Contest When David Cameron Quits

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 04.10.2015 | UK Politics

Business Secretary Sajid Javid today revealed he would not “throw his hat into the ring” to succeed David Cameron as Tory leader. Mr Javid, fre...

Tory Party Conference Targeted By Brutally Honest Charity Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 04.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A charity which aims to increase the diversity of leadership positions across politics, economics, media, culture and sport is targeting the Conservat...