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Andrew Gimson is a contributing editor to ConservativeHome and the author of "Boris - the Rise of Boris Johnson". He was the Daily Telegraph's parliamentary sketchwriter, and before that the paper's Berlin correspondent.Follow @
One of the cruellest illusions of collectivism, T.E.Utley once pointed out, is that compassion can be delegated to the state.
This session will have gratified those who look for a more sombre tone from our legislators.
A measure that until recently seemed intolerable now looks likely to be adopted within a few years.
The MP for the flooded Somerset Levels is in a canoe…but with a paddle.
Downing Street announces the ministerial changes resulting from Mark Harper’s resignation
In his resignation letter he speaks of holding himself “to a higher standard”
The Union was born in 1707 in mutual antagonism: personal dislike is no reason to destroy it.
The MP for Cannock brought about his own downfall.
The Labour leader prefers to chuck cheap abuse at David Cameron.
Andrew Gimson interviews Steve Baker MP: “Number one the welfare state isn’t good enough and number two we can’t afford it.”
The Chairman of the ’22’s public services committee warns that the Treasury is re-starting “the doomsday machine that got us into this mess”.
But there is now clear pink water between the two parties on tax.
Voters detect, in expressions like “hard-working families”, an intolerable bogusness.
According to the senior backbencher, Tory rebels are pushing the Government towards popular policies on migration, energy and sovereignty.
Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Tories, has an optimistic message for colleagues around the UK
She tells Andrew Gimson that Scottish Conservatives are determined to defend the UK, and may even prosper by doing so.