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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Are more garden cities the answer to our housing problems?

Last week the Office for National Statistics published research found that commuters who spend between 60 and 120 minutes travelling to work have lower life satisfaction, see their employment as less worthwhile, have lower happiness levels and greater anxiety. This in itself … Continue reading

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