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Sorry, Mrs Clegg, international trade is ‘back to front’

Miriam González Durántez, who in less enlightened times would have been known as Mrs Nick Clegg, used a column in George Osborne’s revanchist Evening Standard shortly before the general election to ‘school’ (as publishers of YouTube videos so love to say) Theresa May on the complexities of international trade ahead of her […]

by × June 15, 2017 ×

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Tories in denial: We lost this election

Tories in denial: We lost this election

It is natural for people to look for silver linings when something bad has happened, but unless there is a proper assessment of what went wrong and why, this can look dangerously like being in denial. And this week’s general election result is no different. Already I see MPs and […]

by × June 10, 2017 ×

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Theresa May must resign

Theresa May must resign

This was Theresa May’s election: it was her manifesto, her campaign strategy, and all the messaging was for ‘Theresa May’s candidates’. And the Conservative Party has lost as a result. Let’s be clear – no one else has won. Faced with the worst Conservative campaign in an awfully long time, […]

by × June 9, 2017 ×

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Five reasons the Conservatives lost seats

Five reasons the Conservatives lost seats

Luke Springthorpe, director of Conservative Progress, outlines why he thinks the Conservative Party lost seats in the general election. 1) Brexit became a fig leaf barely concealing the fact that there was virtually nothing there behind it. The manifesto offered nothing to excite anyone about voting Conservative and certainly didn’t […]

by × June 9, 2017 ×

Leftwatch

I’m uninspired; but I’m voting to oppose the Far Left extremists

I’m uninspired; but I’m voting to oppose the Far Left extremists

When I cast my vote in this general election I will, for the most part, be voting against something rather than for anything. I don’t endorse Theresa May’s illiberal instincts, her paternalistic philosophy or desire for economic interventionism; nor do I think her Brexit strategy is grounded in what’s best […]

by × June 8, 2017 ×

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The CfL Ten: Edinburgh North and Leith

The CfL Ten: Edinburgh North and Leith

Edinburgh North and Leith might not strike you as a potential Tory seat but a referendum and a decent set of council results have combined to make this urban seat a potential game changer for the Tories in Scotland. Our prospects are also enhanced by the candidature of local businessman, […]

by × May 29, 2017 ×

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The CfL Ten: Aberdeen South

The CfL Ten: Aberdeen South

This constituency was held by the Conservatives until 1997. We finished second in the roughly similar Holyrood constituency of Aberdeen South and North Kincardine in 2016 but the Westminster constituency saw the Conservatives beat the SNP by over 5% in May’s local elections. Ross Thomson is an Aberdonian born and […]

by × May 29, 2017 ×

Foreign & Defence

Five Eyes: the solution for unity in post-Brexit Britain

Five Eyes: the solution for unity in post-Brexit Britain

When Britain voted to leave the European Union on 23rd June 2016, many people feared it would mean Britain would become an inward and backward looking country whereby leaving the European Union would encourage a little Englander mentality who are suspicious of foreigners and where ambition and sights are lowered […]

by × May 27, 2017 ×

Liberty

The toxicity of individualism and building alliances for Liberal values

The toxicity of individualism and building alliances for Liberal values

Classical Liberals and their allies, both inside and outside of the Conservative party, are dismayed (if you pardon the pun) by Theresa May’s shift leftwards on economic policy, and there is a likely battle ahead for the soul of the party; some are even wondering whether the future of Classical Liberals […]

by × May 21, 2017 ×

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The Gender Pay Gap is a hazy memory, Theresa

The Gender Pay Gap is a hazy memory, Theresa

The Seventies brought us Grease, Chicago and The Equal Pay Act. Ever since then, us ladies have been bopping along to Summer Nights, All That Jazz and the sweet sound of a income that is equal to that of a male employee employed by the same company doing the same […]

by × May 21, 2017 ×

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The CfL Ten: Wirral West

The CfL Ten: Wirral West

One of the only low points of an altogether unforgettable 2015 election night was the defeat of Esther McVey in Wirral West. Not only did the result confound the pundits – the seat had been won by the government in every election since its creation in 1983 – the loss […]

by × May 21, 2017 ×

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The CfL Ten: Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

The CfL Ten: Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

For years pro-Brexit Conservatives were told that ‘banging on about Europe’ would render them unelectable. While that may have been true in the circles that David Cameron ran in, in many parts of the country, banging on about Europe has put the Conservatives back in play, in a way that the […]

by × May 18, 2017 ×