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The Conservatives Can Win In Scotland

The Conservatives Can Win In Scotland

Andrew Thorpe-Apps September 7, 2013 1

It has been said that the Conservative Party is the natural party of government. Yet the Tories have not secured a majority since the 1992 general election. A quick glance at any national campaign

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The Divisive Nature of Tory Modernisation

The Divisive Nature of Tory Modernisation

Backbencher May 18, 2013 1

Modernisation is fine, but the Conservative leadership must never forget to listen to the grass-roots. The strength of the Conservative Party has always been in its intellectual flexibility and diversity. There are certain uniting

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The Problem With Owen Jones

Backbencher May 9, 2013 18

The darling of the Progressive Left is wrong, about everything To make a convincing argument succinctly is extremely difficult. This was demonstrated on Twitter recently when a spat broke out between professional rentagob Owen

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One Conference And A Funeral

Michael St George April 19, 2013 0

On the face of it, there might not appear to be any kind of consequential relationship between two apparently unconnected events held on successive days this week – the funeral of former Prime Minister

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Ding Dong The Left Is Dead

Ding Dong The Left Is Dead

Andrew Thorpe-Apps April 13, 2013 20

Andrew Thorpe-Apps says, even in death, Lady Thatcher is humiliating the Left.  ‘Ditch the bitch’ was a common Labour slogan throughout Lady Thatcher’s years in office. Then, as now, it is clear that the

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Margaret Thatcher: A Feminist Icon?

Margaret Thatcher: A Feminist Icon?

Backbencher April 13, 2013 4

Emma Freeman says that Lady Thatcher is a greater inspiration to women than many acknowledge. The daughter of a greengrocer, Lady Thatcher was the first (and so far only) female British Prime Minister. Yet Mrs

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Who Are Thatcher’s Children?

Michael St George April 12, 2013 1

As in personal life, so in political life: legacies are tricky things. If failure is an orphan bastard, then success always has a multitude of claimants to be both antecedents and descendants, and never

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Baroness Thatcher’s Legacy

James Snell April 8, 2013 0

  I knew the end was close with the sad news that the Iron Lady would be spending Christmas in hospital last year – while her spoilt children were far from her bedside, with

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