Still a Conservative

In the twenty years since I joined the Conservative Party (and I am only thirty-six now, so imagine how insufferable that was), I have only expressed outright disapprobation with the direction of the party once – when Iain Duncan Smith was leader, after his...

Safeguarding budding politicians.

The catastrophe of the death by suicide of a young conservative activist earlier this year has opened the Conservative Party to some disbelief and ridicule, particularly in the party’s handling of an investigation into the circumstances surrounding both the...

UKIP if you want to…

“What is one to make of the rise of UKIP?” – asked nobody with any commonsense, ever. That having been said, there are plenty of people with no commonsense desperate to shrinkwrap a simple answer to the problem of the purple and yellow party (by remarkable coincidence...
How do you solve a problem like gobshites?

How do you solve a problem like gobshites?

That the newspapers have been keen to hoist Maria Miller, the minister responsible for the shepherding the press regulation legislation from a lamppost for continuing to claim a level of expenses on a mortgage after a favourable change in the lending interest rate is...

Anger or calm.

In two days, thousands of Conservative councillors around the country will face the wrath of an electorate not quite sure what they stand for, but for whom protest, in the form of a vote for Labour, will come incredibly easily. The peculiar thing is that most people...