The Conservative cause is meant to be about basic decency, fairness, justice, and an equal chance for all. The Party machinery doesn’t live up to those ideals.
You sometimes stand so close to something that you can’t really see it. So it is with the staggering implictations of what Britain did on June 23rd.
Triumphalism would not only be unfair to David Cameron, one of the most electorally successful Tory election winners of modern times. It would also be deeply wrong.
If I didn’t work full-time in politics, I wouldn’t know that this Police Commissioner poll is taking place.
Allowing deferred payment of Corporation Tax and wider access to high speed broadband are among the proposals from a new report.
The Tories ousted Ed Balls and the Liberal Democrats managed to return two seats, but otherwise this region was a low-scoring draw for the main parties.
Ed Balls refused to dance with Andrea Jenkyns, the Yorkshire lass standing for the Conservatives, but should be worried that he could lose his seat to her.
The region, which the Yorkshire Post argues should have its own Minister, is the scene of intense campaigning.
We need to devolve to the cities and shires alike.
He gets 19 consecutive paragraphs in the Yorkshire Post, by my count. No interruption or intepretation – just straight reporting.
For all the progress on localisation made by some ministers, the centralising instinct still lurks within Whitehall’s bosom