UK Politics
08 May 2008
During the lead-up to this month's local and mayoral elections, very few Tories had time to consider the impending by-...
Politics
01 May 2008
The Conservative foot soldiers are shattered, and the troops will soon know the results of their labour. A lot of worn-...
UK Politics
24 April 2008
Back to school and the Commons tearoom. On Monday, it was the only place to be on the first day back after recess, as...
UK Politics
17 April 2008
Gordon Brown's latest woes have left Conservatives slightly numb: they are so used to an achingly bad press that many...
Politics
10 April 2008
"Behaviour, behaviour, behaviour," said David Cameron this past week (no doubt regretting the clumsiness of Tony Blair'...
UK Politics
03 April 2008
Election fever has kicked in. Mayoral or local, the Tories can't get enough, and the level of dedication has been...
Politics
19 March 2008
Friday The mood was upbeat at the Sage Gateshead, venue for the Conservative Party's spring conference. Kicking off...
UK Politics
13 March 2008
Conservative spring conference is one of those things that happens though no one really knows why. MPs who aren't...
UK Politics
06 March 2008
"What David Cameron wants is an administration front bench. Women are easier to control, especially when they are new...
Politics
28 February 2008
Who are the Tories really listening to? By now it is well known that a new breed of cross-party young bucks grew up to...
Politics
21 February 2008
The Conservatives are not counting on Northern Rock damaging the government in the voters' eyes. "A week after Black...
Politics
14 February 2008
Chris Grayling, the shadow work and pensions secretary, is clever. This week he described Britain's "disaffected young...
Politics
07 February 2008
"It's the Year of the Family!" said a Tory aide triumphantly. From 7 February, it's actually the Year of the Rat....
UK Politics
31 January 2008
The sympathy for Derek Conway was quick to evaporate. When the trouble began for the Old Bexley and Sidcup MP some...
Politics
24 January 2008
Team Cameron is having to consider how to play an economic crash. It looks churlish to grin; you can't gloat since...

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