Criticism following yesterday’s ground-breaking Budget had to happen. There must be times when it’s fun to be in Opposition. Budgets are usually met with barracking from the backbenches, catcalling and order papers waved aloft in indignation. In really bad times, actual open guffawing (sorry Gordon). Continue reading
With all the excitement of the General Election, one tranche of elections seems to have been neglected. Since the General Election a slew of mayoral candidates have declared their intention to run, but it is the GLA elections, that are yet to fire up people’s imaginations. Continue reading
Mo Metcalf-Fisher: Yes, the strikes will cause temporary chaos - but 24 hour tube services will make life better for hard working Londoners
So, the dreaded news has been confirmed. London is facing another 24 hour tube strike. Continue reading
Andrew Rosindell MP: This was a budget for hardworking people and one that makes me incredibly proud to be a Conservative.
The Chancellor made three key pledges yesterday – to lower taxes, raise wages, and cut welfare. Behind these pledges are two fundamental Conservative principles: that work should always pay, that a something for nothing benefits culture doesn’t work and that people deserve to keep more of the money they earn. Continue reading
In 1999, I moved to the highly marginal seat of Elmet on the outskirts of Leeds. I attended my first Elmet AGM with only the intention to do some volunteering but left an hour later Deputy Chairman Political. Since then, I have held virtually every position in the Voluntary Party culminating this year as Conference Chair. My journey has shown me that the members are the continuous bedrock of the Conservatives. Continue reading