The Big Society: Back, and more meaningful than ever!

Regular readers will know I am possibly the world’s biggest fan of the (real) concept behind the Big Society, and also that I have always been a bit disappointed that 1) it was allowed to become portrayed as just being … Continue reading

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Another reason to vote Conservative: troubled families, the state and One Nation

This is another in our regular series of things the Conservatives have delivered in office that are great but which they don’t talk about enough… In Dundee in 1996*, the Family Intervention Project took the hugely brave step of looking … Continue reading

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(Only) Three Reasons to Vote Conservative

The polls say the election’s outcome is up in the air, but one thing is clear – the Tories are close to polling better than the 36.1% share of the vote won in 2010. No mean feat given the perils … Continue reading

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Their policy on children of immigrants shows that UKIP’s mask is slipping.

Nigel Farage is getting desperate with only a few weeks to go until the election. And with that desperation, his mask is beginning to slip. In the past few weeks, UKIP have rolled out a series of increasingly nasty policies, … Continue reading

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Futurists, sunshine and making the choice to have control of your sunny future

Ed Conway at Sky has just tweeted this graphic showing just how unusual it is for a pre-election Budget not to be a giveaway one. People largely expected a big rabbit to be plucked from the Chancellor’s hat. But – … Continue reading

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