The pro-European argument against mass migration

Despite the Prime Minister’s best efforts, net migration to the UK rose to 260,000 in the year to June, an increase of 78,000 on the previous year. There is no doubt that EU migrants have had a positive economic impact … Continue reading

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That big ‘Europe’ speech…

Did you miss the big speech on Europe? Fresh from pushing his followers towards a more liberal line on gay rights, it was David Cam – actually it was Pope Francis who made the most telling intervention on the future of … Continue reading

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Stop dancing to Ukip’s tune, Mr Cameron

In marketing, one of the keys to success is brand ‘differentiation’. The same applies to political parties. I see no value in the Conservative Party becoming Ukip-lite. Lurching to the right will alienate the party’s moderates, and render a Commons … Continue reading

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Forget about the vocal minority: this is what popular Conservatism looks like

I live in West London, I have a good job in a big firm, doing work I like, and I’m lucky enough to have been well-educated.  My life has been far easier than most. I’m the kind of person that … Continue reading

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Is it time to resurrect the Invitation to Join the Government of Britain?

As a Scot living in London, I’m so pleased my fellow countrymen chose to keep our Union. But 45% wanted to leave – that’s a big proportion. Despite the emotion of recent weeks, there are also plenty of people in … Continue reading

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