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Tory Grandee Lord McAlpine Dies

Tory Grandee Lord McAlpine Dies

Lee Jenkins January 18, 2014 1

Conservative Party grandee and former Deputy Party Chairman Lord McAlpine has died aged 71. Born in 1942, McAlpine was a member of the construction giant dynasty that bears the family name. McAlpine were heavily

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Tory-UKIP Non-Aggression Pact?

Tory-UKIP Non-Aggression Pact?

Lee Jenkins January 2, 2014 2

An outright Tory UKIP electoral pact may be off the cards. But there is still space for a non-aggression pact. Recent reports in The Telegraph have hinted that Nigel Farage may be harboring a

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Tory Porn Block Encroaches Further on Internet Freedoms and Parental Responsibility

Tory Porn Block Encroaches Further on Internet Freedoms and Parental Responsibility

Tristan Kitchin December 16, 2013 21

We reported back in July of David Cameron’s plan to implement an on by default opt-out porn filter nationwide, and how naïve his plans were. Cameron’s line was if ISPs did not voluntarily block

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Let’s Scrap IPSA

Let’s Scrap IPSA

Backbencher December 11, 2013 0

I have argued with several people over the past few days, all of whom have been ready to drag MPs over hot coals and flay them alive because of the 11 per cent pay

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Eurosceptic MEP has wise advice on EU for Cameron

Backbencher December 5, 2013 3

David Campbell Bannerman, a Conservative MEP, has released a book purporting a potential blueprint for Britain post-EU. He contends that instead of the renegotiated ‘In’ option, David Cameron should heed the warnings of the

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The Conservatives – Back To Basics?

Backbencher November 29, 2013 0

Jack Wharton argues that the failure of the Tories’ Cameroon ‘modernisation’ project may be giving way to a pragmatic offering of wider appeal In recent years, the Conservative Party has been of no fixed

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David Cameron Follows ‘High Class Escorts’ on Twitter

David Cameron Follows ‘High Class Escorts’ on Twitter

Backbencher November 21, 2013 0

As politicians start to utilise social media to connect with their electorate, it is important they remember that mistakes are easily made and they can pay heavily for their errors… Over the past few months

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Could the ASBCP Bill restrict liberties?

Could the ASBCP Bill restrict liberties?

Backbencher November 15, 2013 0

The Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Bill is one of the Coalition’s flagship reforms in the realm of crime and civil liberty reform. Whilst the Coalition modernises many areas, it is also introducing two

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A Return to Barber’s Boom?

A Return to Barber’s Boom?

Backbencher November 9, 2013 2

Recent GDP and industrial figures have reinforced the view that growth is picking up pace rapidly. But is it a stable, sustainable recovery or a rapid dash for growth that will leave us on

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From Plebgate to farm gate: the Tories are still the party of the countryside

From Plebgate to farm gate: the Tories are still the party of the countryside

Backbencher November 6, 2013 0

The Conservative Party is, for better or for worse, the party of the countryside. I feel prompted to state what may seem the obvious, because of recent conjecture that ‘David Cameron has lost the

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