David Skelton is the director of Renewal, a new campaign group aiming to broaden the appeal of the Conservative Party to working class and ethnic minority voters. @djskelton

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The Staggers
31 March 2015
Michael Foot would be ashamed.
The Staggers
18 March 2015
To the worker his due.
The Staggers
21 February 2014
The Fullwell End at Roker Park was where I first learned to love football. The football wasn’t great –...
The Staggers
21 September 2013
Thomas Hitzlsperger has revealed he is gay.
The Staggers
10 May 2013
The 'town hall debate' in the 1992 US presidential election was one of the most potent moments in modern...
The Staggers
06 February 2013
We are increasingly becoming a working class nation. That is the view of almost two-thirds of the British public...
17 January 2013
What the modernisers need to do next.
The Staggers
21 November 2012
"We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to fall down for the divine right of experts." Harold...
The Staggers
12 October 2012
It's election season in the States. British politicians, often keen students of US politics, are likely to be...
The Staggers
18 May 2012
Samuel Brittan famously called the distinction between left and right a “bogus dilemma”. Politics and...
The Staggers
11 January 2012
The Conservatives failed to win an eminently winnable election in 2010 because they weren't seen as understanding and...
The Staggers
16 November 2011
Greece and Italy now have new Prime Ministers. Neither of them have had to endure the indignity of actually standing...
The Staggers
02 October 2011
Over the next week, David Cameron will want to portray an image of strong leadership and firm resolution to the party...
The Staggers
10 September 2011
The battleground for the next election is already becoming clear. The decisive electoral map involves more seats in the...