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EU budget vote; more harm than good?

Joe Ferris November 2, 2012 3

  Wednesday saw the biggest Tory rebellion of the coalition as backbench MP’s successfully passed an amendment calling for a cut in EU spending. The Government had expected to be increasing spending, but only

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The Heseltine Prescription: Forward To The Past

The Heseltine Prescription: Forward To The Past

Michael St George November 2, 2012 4

Students of late-20th century political history, or anyone seeking a flavour of the prevailing politico-business philosophy of the 1960s and 1970s, could do a lot worse than examine Lord Heseltine’s report “No Stone Unturned

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Dare They Ditch Their Deficit Denier?

Dare They Ditch Their Deficit Denier?

Michael St George October 29, 2012 2

To all but the most committed Brownite tribalists in Labour’s ranks, Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls must rapidly be becoming an embarrassment. Still adamant for the most part that there was little fundamentally wrong with

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Mitchell resigns! Why both Left and Right can claim a victory

Mitchell resigns! Why both Left and Right can claim a victory

Christopher Gage October 19, 2012 3

  Andrew Mitchell, the government’s chief whip, has resigned this evening following a tiresome four weeks after a Downing Street skirmish during which he allegedly called two police officers ‘f***ing plebs’. Despite his admittance

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PMQs round-up: The Return of Punch and Judy

PMQs round-up: The Return of Punch and Judy

Backbencher October 17, 2012 4

By Fatuma Ukwaju Conference season is officially over, making way for the return of Punch and Judy. The surprise resurrection of Benjamin Disraeli, made me curious as to what the Leader of the Opposition would

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Champagne Socialism and the hypocrisy of Labour’s Caviar Comrades

Champagne Socialism and the hypocrisy of Labour’s Caviar Comrades

Christopher Gage October 17, 2012 4

As parliament returns following recess we are brought back to the playground of jeers and sneers and Labour look to exploit the tiresome ‘plebgate’ saga that just refuses to go away. As the ‘party

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An Underwhelming Conference Season

An Underwhelming Conference Season

Lee Jenkins October 11, 2012 3

I may have rose tinted glasses, but party conferences used to be pretty buoyant affairs. Predictable, but buoyant. The Tory Conference would see the party leaders throwing the grassroots some red meat on crime

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One Nation. One Labour Party. One Big Problem for Cameron

One Nation. One Labour Party. One Big Problem for Cameron

Christopher Gage October 3, 2012 2

Following his game-changing ‘One Nation’ speech yesterday, Ed Miliband hosted a question and answer session with his party’s delegates. Another resounding performance would have no doubt, shaken the teacups at CCHQ. A toothy, boyish

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‘Red Ed’ turns a shade of purple via the spirit of Disraeli

‘Red Ed’ turns a shade of purple via the spirit of Disraeli

Backbencher October 3, 2012 2

One Nation. Get used to that phrase: you’ll be hearing and seeing it a lot in the run up to 2015. During last year’s Labour Conference, Ed Miliband delivered a speech so quixotically left-wing

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The problem of and solution to National Debt

The problem of and solution to National Debt

Olly Neville October 2, 2012 0

Evidence shows when Government debt is over 90% of GDP growth slows dramatically http://www.nber.org/digest/apr10/w15639.html The UK official national debt keeps plenty of items such as unfunded public sector pension schemes off the books and

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