No, I didn’t know what it meant either. David Davis explains it well in this transcript of his interview with Andrew Neil on the BBC’s Sunday Politics. But it is the politics of fruitcake and David Cameron will, of course, have nothing to do with it. Politely.
AN: Joining me now from his Altrincham constituency, former [...]
The 1922 Committee of backbench Conservative MPs held its 90th anniversary celebration last night. The committee was founded, as any pedant knows, in 1923. I was grateful to Graham Brady, the chairman, for inviting me. Gervais Rentoul, MP for Lowestoft and the founding chairman of the Committee, was my second cousin twice removed (his great-grandfather, [...]
By way of a footnote to my article today for The Independent on Sunday, I should say that Theresa May, Home Secretary and candidate prime minister, is only “comprehensive-educated” in the sense that the grammar school she attended became a comprehensive before she left it. And before that, from the ages of 11 to 13, [...]
“This is a government, not a marriage. It’s a Ronseal deal; it does what it says on the tin,” David Cameron, speaking today at the launch of the coalition’s Midtern Review.
The imagery and the towns change, but the theme of party conferences is always the same: we are the party looking out for YOU.
As the Conservative Party conference continues in Birmingham, the Chancellor is setting out his plans to boost the economy, and provide some answers to the financial problems businesses in the country are facing at the moment.
I have an interview with Louise Mensch, the Conservative MP who gave up interesting prospects to move to New York (pictured), in today’s Independent on Sunday. Given how little media exposure she enjoyed, I realise that some of you may want a fuller transcript, so here it is.
What do you miss about Britain?
Everything. I [...]
Inevitably, following a triumphant “summer of sporting success”, inches of newspaper are being devoted to this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. Nominations though for a hypothetical Political Personality of the Year are somewhat thinner on the ground. The hands-down winner to date is one Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson commonly known as Boris or by the portmanteau ‘BoJo’.
Ever since Greening entered the cabinet late last year after the exit of Liam Fox, she’s been putting out fires left, right and centre. She was handed responsibility over one of the most divisive topics within the Conservative Party, and has frequently locked horns with it on the front pages ever since. No, not Europe, immigration or the NHS – transport.
A look at the trending topics on social networking sites and search engines today, to see what we’re interested in, and why.
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