Category Archives: Party Politics

Why Ed Miliband is NOT taking a big financial risk with One Member One Vote

On the face of it, by asking individual Union members to consent to giving their political levy to Labour, Ed Milliband is putting at risk the financial stability of his Party. Trade unions currently give the Labour Party £8.5millon per … Continue reading

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Politics is about involvement, not membership

The current debate in the Labour Party about one-member-one vote and the effectiveness of Arnie Graft has got me thinking about the problems us Conservatives face. Political parties who wish to form a government should aspire to have their membership … Continue reading

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A quick guide to Conservative modernisation

 There seems to be some confusion around what Conservative modernisation is, so I thought I’d write a quick guide.    Since Nick Boles’ Bright Blue speech much as been written about the future of Conservatism.  Some of it excellent (such as this from … Continue reading

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Whose mud is it, and does it matter?

Last week, Tim Montgomerie wrote for the Times about his worry that “The Lib Dem mud is sticking to the Tories”.  I’ve also written about this (the first post I can find is from June 2010 but there have been … Continue reading

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Does the reshuffle matter? Yes.

Will it change the broad outlines of politics? No. Will it make any dent in the polls? No. Will many voters notice, or care? No. But it will do two things. First, it’ll mark out future senior MPs. Since 1945, … Continue reading

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