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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One Nation, Clacton, and the lesson of the Yes campaign

I’ve been having a bit of a rest from writing here for the last few months. But I have very much enjoyed Matthew Parris’ last two Saturday columns in particular, and as a Scot living in London I am somewhat … Continue reading

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We. We. We.

Yesterday’s Budget was pretty smart in many ways, focusing squarely on those who do the right thing, work hard and take responsibility for themselves. Yet that serious, focused, sober effort has been diluted by this: Which is just weird. It’s … Continue reading

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Why environmentalism is conservative

Last week saw the re-launch of the Conservative Environment Network, an international initiative to promote conservative approaches to solving the world’s most challenging environmental problems. The timing could not have been better, as recent flooding has reminded us here in … Continue reading

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Don’t you think it’s up to us whether there’s another coalition?

The front page of yesterday’s Telegraph splashed that David Cameron had said there would not be another coalition after the next election. The article actually said, that the Telegraph “has learnt” that the Prime Minister “wants to make a commitment” … Continue reading

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