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Searching for common Conservatives

Many Conservatives can’t understand why Conservatism doesn’t have a wider appeal. At the first meeting of the Blue Collar Conservative group Esther McVey MP explained that the working class code was compatible with Conservative ideology. You live within your means. … Continue reading

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Saying what you mean, meaning what you say

One of the things I always liked about David Cameron from the word go was that he said what he meant, and meant what he said (I think he even said that in a press conference reply to… Martha Kearney, … Continue reading

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Why trusting people means more than just a referendum

Over the weekend, I kept hearing Conservatives saying, Labour will do anything for the working class except trust them in a referendum (or similar), I suspect largely based on Fraser Nelson’s very good piece in the Telegraph on Friday. The … Continue reading

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Conservatives = broccoli, Labour = pie

Lord Ashcroft’s polling suggests that the next election will depend on how many voters choose “nice”, and how many prioritise “necessary”. An unshifting majority believe the Tories only care about the already well off, while Labour care more about ordinary … Continue reading

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The Danish fat tax, and lessons for politicians

[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/R_Thaler/status/268015139213692928″] I recently saw a film called Argo – which I highly recommend – in which the main character says at one point, If you want to hide something do it in plain sight. I really like the idea … Continue reading

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