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Mark Wallace has been ConservativeHome's Executive Editor since May 2013. He has previously worked as Campaign Director for the TaxPayers' Alliance, Head of Media Relations for the Institute of Directors and as a communications consultant to various major UK companies.Follow @
The presence of people like Orban in the EU club should worry Brussels far more than the prospect of Britain leaving it
He often disagrees with EU policies, but would not be averse to using its powers and institutions to promote a very different, nativist, concept of Europe and Europeans.
Dorian Bartley, whose day job involves working alongside police to “reduce crime”, also shared conspiracy theories about terrorist attacks in the UK and US.
Exclusive: Last-ditch appeal for council candidates sent out to Welsh Tories: “Do you know anybody…in Manchester and Knowsley”?
In the latest sign of serious difficulties putting up full slates in some areas, an eleventh-hour email was sent out to members across Wales yesterday.
Exclusive: CCHQ redeploys campaign staff to battle candidate shortages in Manchester and Barking & Dagenham
This is the latest disturbing sign of the way the Conservative grassroots have atrophied in some parts of the country.
The Party has voluntarily released the data, to show it walks the walk, as well as talking the talk.
The old assumption that women were more likely to vote Conservative has been overturned – so the search is on for policies to restore it.
We advised scepticism about the Brexit conspiracy theories – and now The Observer is ‘clarifying’ its allegations
Wishful thinking is a risky thing to indulge – it can lead people not to ask sufficiently tough questions to test the things that they are told.
The new Gove has all the energy and imagination of the old – but is less willing to fight others. What’s changed?
Is he adapting to get things done? Might he be adjusting to life as an emergent elder statesman? Or could it all be about leadership ambition? His reinvention continues.
All credit to the brave victims who brought the legal challenge, and to those who backed them. But the Government should have fought the decision in the first place.
The “extraordinary international response by our allies” amounts to “the largest collective expulsion of Russian intelligence officers ever”, Johnson says.
It might please nurses, but provokes new pay demands from teachers, doctors and soldiers. Nor would a hypothecated ‘NHS Tax’ make the issue go away.
The former ‘People’s Army’ is struggling to survive, and even what’s left of its poll support could be an overstatement.
Labour Party staff are brave enough to quit rather than serve Corbynism – why won’t ‘moderate’ Labour MPs do so?
Perhaps they were naive to stay on so long, but at least they had a logical red line and the guts to honour it. Meanwhile, the Parliamentary Labour Party is utterly cowed.
There must be a middle-ground between taking data-driven campaigning for granted and wild alarmism about its dangers
Given that most people don’t really understand what it is or how it works, it’s a field ripe for under- or over-reaction. Or, indeed, both at the same time.