Start Boxes for Families

Conservatives believe in and value the institution of the family. As David Cameron put it at the 2009 Conservative Party Conference, families are the most important to him, and most important for the country. Other projects, such as Tim Montgomerie’s … Continue reading

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Greg Clark: Consensual radical

Greg Clark has engineered a powerful decentralising bill that will provide the cities, towns and counties of England and Wales with the chance to take on the big domestic challenges of our time. How creative and effective will each area … Continue reading

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Votes for 16 and 17 year olds: A chance for Conservatives to be in front of change

As Damian Green says in his introduction to the new Tory Reform Group pamphlet* discussing votes for 16 and 17 year olds, Tories, particularly reforming Tories, should always be careful that the instinct to say “If it is not necessary … Continue reading

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Why cyclists are Conservatives

I was riding my bike home from central London earlier this week when I noticed there were a lot of black cabs snarling things up in rather a big way. ‘Ahh,’ I thought to myself. ‘That’ll be the strike over the iPhone app thing’. I … Continue reading

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So why did everyone think the Conservatives wouldn’t win?

Setting aside the polls for now (though something clearly went very badly wrong when YouGov’s non-exit poll asking people how they had voted had us on 284 seats), why, when the Conservatives were ahead on the economy, ahead on leadership and … Continue reading

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