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If David Cameron has a woman problem, here’s how to fix it

‘I just don’t understand why we keep expecting women to read Conservative policy on page 3 of a newspaper, and assume they will vote for us at the next election.’ I was an over-enthusiastic, under-experienced, starry-eyed press officer during the … Continue reading

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The world is at our door

U.S. Companies Investing in Myanmar Must Show Steps to Respect Human Rights http://t.co/45zAw0rskk. Odd hybrid of gov, business, & activism. — Jay Ulfelder (@jay_ulfelder) July 1, 2013 I’ve mentioned Jay Ulfelder before. He is an American political scientist specialising in … Continue reading

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The choices Thatcher gave us

At the tender age of 34 I’m really a bit too young to remember much of the Margaret Thatcher years. I can certainly recall where I was when she resigned – walking down my primary school corridor, and passing the … Continue reading

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Why leaning in is part of a Conservative equalities agenda

Annoyingly I couldn’t make it to Bright Blue’s discussion yesterday evening on ‘whether the Conservative Party is still the party of the family’ but you can see useful summary tweets @TimForChange – the discussion basically centred around keeping families stable, together, … Continue reading

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An anti-climax of huge significance

On Monday, just after 3pm, something happened in the House of Lords that will affect tens of thousands of people for decades to come. Lasting no more than two sentences in length, Lord Stevenson of Coddenham, a wonderfully eccentric and … Continue reading

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