Tag Archives: Coalition

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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David Frum, cultural branding and a strong message of exclusion

David Frum, former speechwriter to President George W Bush, and now a commentator and frequent blogger at the Daily Beast, was at Policy Exchange* yesterday in conversation with Daniel Finkelstein – to discuss why Mitt Romney lost the US presidential … Continue reading

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The Conservative Party is still very much a top-down organisation

One of the most thoughtful MPs of the 2010 intake – Gavin Barwell – has written a good blog which laments the pause in Lords Reform, and the Lib Dem tit-for-tat response. He is basically right on both issues. There … Continue reading

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The Britain that will be*

“A new dawn has broken, has it not?” – Tony Blair, Royal Festival Hall, 2 May 1997 [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/MSmithsonPB/status/225792095993069569″] All governments – in order to win votes and hopefully more importantly because they do think their ideas are better – want  … Continue reading

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Not Coalition 2.0 – Coalition 1.0.1 please

We still have two years and eight months of this Coalition left. The “essential mission” of this government is not yet complete. The “passion” which David Cameron committed to the Big Society has not yet been fulfilled. And the commitment … Continue reading

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