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    - Margaret Thatcher

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    - Winston Churchill

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    - Theresa May

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Elizabeth Anderson: A plan for politics that won't help

Jeremy Corbyn seems to think he has a plan.  Which is nice, but I'm not entirely sure what he's setting out to achieve.  His plan is to get rid of the House of Lords, and create an elected chamber.  This idea bobs up every now and then.  He also plans to create new 'citizens assemblies'. Continue reading

Liam Taylor: Britain must make a success of Brexit to show Europe a brighter way

When the referendum result was announced a storm of fury swept across social media. Many of my generation were screaming betrayal. It seemed as if they thought the world had just ended. Likewise, we were told of anger from European leaders, that Britain would be vilified and punished (though it now looks as if cool headed German pragmatism will win the day). But, as for the people they are supposed to represent, the view from across the channel seems very different indeed.    Continue reading

Chris Rowell: Sugar tax doesn’t have to be taxing…

Jamie Oliver’s wonky views on sugar tax have no place in a free society. You might respond to me by saying something like “Chris, you’ve clearly had it in for Jamie Oliver since inferior service at Jamie’s Italian ruined your cousin’s birthday lunch.” In that case, I’m afraid you’d be wrong, I opposed Mr Oliver’s Sugar Tax campaign long before the service at Jamie’s Italian in Greenwich ruined a family meal for my cousin’s birthday, last December. Continue reading

Robert Kilgour: Care of the Elderly Crisis

The Problem  Despite UK demographics and trends clearly signaling the need for more care home beds the reality is that:  Many more care homes are closing;  Fewer new care homes are being built; and There is a growing net annual loss of care home beds.  That means there is increasing NHS bed blocking, NHS costs and cancelled operations, not to mention that we are not providing as well as we should for the elderly in our society. Continue reading

Elizabeth Anderson: Grammar schools offer life chances across the board

Grammar schools.  Theresa May only announced the repeal on the ban on new grammar schools over the weekend, and the left-wing parties have started bouncing up and down immediately to shout about how these will fuel social inequality. Continue reading


Upcoming Events & Action Days



CWF Parliamentary Summer Drinks Reception

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Sir Gerald Howarth MP and Conservative Way Forward invite you to join us on the Terrace of the House of Commons for the Annual CWF Parliamentary Summer Drinks Reception.

Now that Parliamentary sovereignty has been reasserted, where better to enjoy a summer's evening of wine and political conversation, than the House of Commons. 
We are thrilled to announce we will be joined by the Rt. Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade who will be giving the keynote speech!
There are various ticket types available via the link below.

We very much hope to see you there!
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CWF at Party Conference 2016: Saturday night on the canals!

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This year CWF are kicking off Party Conference on Saturday 1st October, in style, aboard the 'Victoria'. 

Join the team and very special guests as we explore the historic Birmingham canal network. There will be pizzas and FREE DRINKS and the chance to mingle before Conference begins in earnest, the following day. 

We will be departing from the Tap & Spile pub at the Gas Street Basin (just outside the secure zone) at 6pm prompt and will return before 9pm. Tickets are just £10 and limited to the capacity of the boat. Make sure you book your ticket as soon as possible - this event is not to be missed! 

We hope to see you there! 
 
*We will be unveiling more events at Conference in due course so watch this space...

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CWF Action Day at Party Conference 2016!

If you attended the Conservative Party Conference last year in Manchester, you will remember the gangs of socialist Labour protesters who attempted to bring a halt to Conference. They littered the streets, threw eggs at young unsuspecting Tory delegates and generally filled the atmosphere with their particular brand of hatred.

What was Conservative Way Forward's response? We scooped up over 100 activists and took to the streets of Trafford for a positive and cheerful campaigning session led by the local MP, Graham Brady, to tell people why the borough should stay blue: making sure people on low incomes have more money in their pocket instead of crushing them with higher taxes.

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Join Conservative Way Forward at Conference again this year on our action-packed Campaign Bus! 

Here's the plan for Sunday 2nd October: 

2pm: Assemble outside the secure zone and board the CWF campaign bus. Precise location TBC. 

5pm: We'll be back at the secure zone by 5pm. 

Then join us from 6pm to 8pm for FREE drinks at the Malt House pub (75 King Edwards Rd, Birmingham B1 2NX) with a terrace overlooking the canal.

Please RSVP to say you'll join us and reserve your seat on the bus. We only have 75 spots available and it will be first-come-first-served: so please only book a seat if you can really join us on the day.  

 

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