Instead of denouncing the idea, we should work out and explain how the free market delivers true egalitarianism.
Metropolitan liberals, social conservatives, free marketers, old-fashioned patriots. The first is the ascendancy. But all must have their place.
Luke de Pulford: Which stands for Modern Britain. The Tower of London poppies? Or Kim Kardashian’s bottom?
There needs to be an honest discussion to counter extremism
Politicians say that they’re concerned about the costs and implications of an elderly society. But, at the same, they’re making them worse.
The Chairman of Migration Match responds to the article a week ago on this site by Mark Field MP.
“If I’ve upset anyone or insulted anyone I apologise”
By using the private sector the NHS can improve services, deliver value for money and reduce waiting lists
Ed West: Tim Montgomerie has ten reasons for not voting for UKIP. Here are ten of mine for doing so.
Why I disagree with the case set out on this site by its former Editor a week ago.
The sneering from the Islington dinner parties has been indiscreetly placed into the public domain
Labour lose a seat in Swansea
“If you vote UKIP you get UKIP”
The hopes and fears of would-be defectors. The position of the Tory Whips. The complex internal tensions within UKIP. And Miliband’s ongoing disaster.
UKIP, like the SNP, have become expert Eeyores. They should proudly adopt the donkey as their symbol.
Plus: A masturbatory act of self-indulgence on a grand scale. And: The backbone of a goldfish and the principles of a harridan.
The success of ARK and Harris academies, is due in large measure to setting and banding
No amount of further devolution is going to satisfy the SNP’s new supporters if they still end up with austerity
But will the former Tory MP triumph for his new party? The result will be announced in the early hours.
It used to be Laws versus Gove. Now it’s Hughes versus Grayling, or perhaps even Featherstone versus May.
The Conservatives can tell a similar story to Reagan’s in 1984: a record number of people are in work.
Michael Gove’s former Special Adviser speaks to the IPPR.
Conscientiousness will not be a sufficient defence if the monarch campaigns for policies to which Parliament or some substantial body of public opinion objects.
There is a body to protect the Party’s long-term finances. We need one to protect its long-term electability.
Tory Eurosceptics urge Cameron to toughen stance on EU
“Eurosceptic Tory MPs are pressing David Cameron to toughen his position on the EU and immigration in order to neutralise the threat from Ukip. The Prime Minister has already promised to set out more details of his proposal to renegotiate looser ties with Brussels. But he could ‘take the legs’ out of Nigel Farage’s party by campaigning for an ‘out’ vote in a referendum on EU membership if he fails to claw back significant powers, say MPs.” – Daily Mail
- “Backbenchers want the Prime Minister to use a major speech about immigration – expected as early as next week – to unveil plans for introducing immediate restrictions on migrants from the European Union. Speaking in the wake of Ukip’s victory in Rochester and Strood, former Tory Cabinet Minister Peter Lilley said: “It would be absolutely right to have emergency measures.” And fellow backbencher Andrew Bridgen called for Mr Cameron to make clear that Britain will quit the EU unless significant powers can be won back from Brussels including more control over immigration policy.” – Daily Express
>Yesterday: Ed West on Comment: Tim Montgomerie has ten reasons for not voting for UKIP. Here are ten of mine for doing so.
UKIP will become a “major force in Parliament” predicts Farage…
“Nigel Farage has said UKIP can become a major force in Parliament at next year’s election after its victory in the Rochester and Strood by-election. UKIP’s leader said Mark Reckless’s win made him think the party could take twice as many seats as it had thought.” – BBC
- The key to UKIP’s victory? We listened to people – Nigel Farage The Independent
- “UKIP will target at least 20 seats it believes it can win at next May’s general election in an attempt to hold the balance of power in another hung parliament.” – The Independent
… but Tories “absolutely determined” to win back Rochester and Strood
“Prime Minister David Cameron says he is “absolutely determined” to win back Rochester and Strood, after UKIP’s victory in the by-election. The PM said the result was closer than predicted and voters could be won back to the Conservatives. He warned that supporting UKIP risked a Labour victory at the general election” – BBC
- Rochester result “anti politics” sentiment says Douglas Alexander – BBC
Will Hollobone defect?
“A Conservative MP who is close friends with Mark Reckless has been named as the favourite to become the next Tory backbencher to join the UK Independence Party. Philip Hollobone, who attended Dulwich College at the same time as Nigel Farage, was the subject of mounting speculation after he introduced Mr Reckless to the House of Commons as he was sworn in as a Ukip MP following his defection from the Tories and by-election victory in Rochester and Strood. Mr Hollobone only added to that speculation by voting against the Government in favour of Labour’s private member’s Bill on the NHS.” – Daily Telegraph
- The result will make Tory MPs think twice about defecting – The Indepedent
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Cameron: the global economy is at risk; British medical student in ISIS murder video; Major: UKIP is ‘anti-everything’.