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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One Nation in Government

For the first time in 23 years, a Conservative Prime Minister, fresh from election victory, is appointing a new all-Conservative Cabinet. While a bloodied Labour Party licks it wounds and focuses on internal battles, this united Conservative Party can set … Continue reading

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Conservatives: not so much about big business

David Cameron said something particularly interesting last week. It wasn’t that the next Conservative government will achieve full employment, support another 3 million apprenticeships, double free childcare, increase the percentage of GDP spent on infrastructure investment to more than Labour ever … Continue reading

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