Elections

Elections, Europe

This is not a free and fair referendum

This is not a free and fair referendum

David Cameron has spent the entire week on the back foot. He has badly mishandled the crisis over his tax affairs and now the Conservative Party threatens to erupt into total civil war over his plans to use £9.3 million in taxpayer’s money to send a pro-EU leaflet to every […]

by × April 8, 2016 ×

Elections

Is voter apathy acceptable in Britain?

Is voter apathy acceptable in Britain?

Britain’s relative peace and prosperity are no excuse for us to shirk our duty to be informed and engaged citizens. I have as little time – and much contempt – for voter apathy and the politically disengaged. Only last September, while the Labour leadership contest raged, I was complaining about low-information […]

by × January 23, 2016 ×

Elections, News

Election Watch: The latest local by-elections

Election Watch: The latest local by-elections

There were 6 by-elections this week, with 2 Conservative holds and one gain, two Labour holds and one Liberal Democrat Gain. Overall the picture was fairly neutral for the Conservatives, gaining one seat from and losing one seat to, the Lib Dems, both with very substantial swings. By far the […]

by × November 1, 2015 ×

Elections, News

A major by-election victory!

A major by-election victory!

The Conservative Party have won a notable victory in Tottington (Bury), where they overturned a previous Labour victory to win with a 22 point lead. I don’t think this is the Corbynmania swing Labour were hoping for… Obviously, we’ve not been winning all the recent by-elections, and one election victory […]

by × October 25, 2015 ×

Elections

Secure your vote in the London mayoral primary

Secure your vote in the London
mayoral primary

We’ve explained why we’re backing Syed Kamall to be the Conservative candidate for Mayor of London. But right now, the priority is to make sure everyone who is eligible to vote is registered. If you are a Conservative Party member in London, or paid £1 to vote in the primary, […]

by × September 14, 2015 ×

Elections, Home Affairs

Please, stop worshiping “centrist” voters

Please, stop worshiping “centrist” voters

What exactly constitutes the political centre, anyway? Is it even a real thing? And why are we so in thrall to something so vague and ill-defined? The political centre ground: people talk about it all the time. It’s supposed to be the silent majority, that great conclave of wise and sage-like […]

by × September 4, 2015 ×

Conservatism, Elections, News

Syed Kamall is everything the Conservative
Party should be: Let’s make him Mayor
of London

The Conservative Party is selecting its candidate for next year’s mayoral elections in London. And Conservatives for Liberty is backing Syed Kamall. Quite simply, Syed Kamall is everything the party needs to become. Lots of people have asked me if I am favouring a candidate for mayor, and then they […]

by × August 30, 2015 ×

Conservatism, Elections

An open letter to Ukippers: Unite the right or face a squishy centre-left future

An open letter to Ukippers: Unite the right
or face a squishy centre-left future

We at Conservatives for Liberty take our conservatism seriously. The clue’s in the name. So naturally we felt somewhat put out when sometime Farage bestie Raheem Kassam launched a bizarre tirade against us, ostensibly for our lack of ideological purity. “I got into politics because I believe in something. It’s […]

by × August 10, 2015 ×

Elections

Lowering the voting age to 16 would be idiotic

Lowering the voting age to 16 would
be idiotic

I have long maintained that lowering the voting age to 16 would be one of the most absurd and unjustified government policies dreamt up by silly liberal lefties. This week socialist firebrand Owen Jones inadvertently provided evidence to back this up by tying himself up in ideological knots of hypocrisy. […]

by × July 31, 2015 ×

Elections, News

The election that didn’t follow the script

The election that didn’t follow the script

Thursday’s was the election that refused to follow the script. The pundits and pollsters had their say, and they got it wrong. “I believe we are on the brink of something truly special in our country,” David Cameron said on the steps of Downing Street – words which ought to cheer everyone who […]

by × May 9, 2015 ×

Elections, News

“I truly believe we are on the brink of something very special in this country”

“I truly believe we are on the brink of something very special in this country”

After kissing hands with the Queen, David Cameron has returned to 10 Downing Street as the “proud” leader of a Conservatives Party achieving its first majority in a general election campaign since 1992, adding “I truly believe we are on the brink of something very special in this country.” It is, of course, not […]

by × May 8, 2015 ×

Elections, News

Why I’m voting Conservative – and whyyou should too

Why I’m voting Conservative – and why
you should too

The Conservative Party is far from perfect but it is far better than its alternatives. UKIP have some attractive policies but have given in to populism and are splitting the right – a strategy which only benefits Labour and the Left. Britain needs a Tory majority. Those of us who favour free markets, free […]

by × May 7, 2015 ×