Tag Archives: Conservative Party

The Thatcherite legacy is a paradoxical Conservative Party

There has been a conflict in Conservative Party economic policy for the last thirty years – between conservative values of frugality and the rise of personal debt.

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Opinion: the Conservatives will live to regret the EU referendum

Europe has long been a problem for the Conservative Party and whichever way the EU referendum goes has pitfalls for the Prime Minister.

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Tories take hundreds of thousands from hedge fund managers while giving them a tax cut

The Conservative Party received over a million pounds in just three months from donors who had private dinners with David Cameron and other senior ministers. This includes £694,370 from donors in the financial sector, including hedge fund managers.

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Five crazy ideas from the Tories’ new policy chiefs

Last week it was announced that the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) was to lead the Conservative Party’s policy development. The aim, according to the CPS press release, is to “feed through new ideas for both immediate implementation and the next Conservative manifesto in 2015″.

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How the Equality and Human Rights Commission forced the government’s hand on stop and search

The Conservative party has long expressed strong support for an increase in the use of stop and search powers by the police, irrespective of the impact on community cohesion, and inequalities.

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Reeves: Tories “may be attempting to deliberately mislead the public” over stats and government’s record

Shadow chief secretary Rachel Reeves says the Tories may be attempting to “deliberately mislead the public” about over statistics and the government’s record.

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Labour lay into Cameron on NHS and borrowing on eve of Tory conference

Labour stepped up the pressure on David Cameron today with a new poster mocking his airbrushed pre-election pledge, and a new “Borrowing Counter” website.

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0.7% delayed again; Cameron appeases backbenchers, world’s poorest suffer

As with Lords reform, David Cameron looks set to renege on another manifesto promise under pressure from Tory backbenchers – this time with global consequences.

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A-list Tory ‘asks’ how we can stop the poor from having too many kids

Alex Hern reveals star Tory Harriet Baldwin’s “questions” about whether poor parents ought to be punished for having too many children.

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Trouble ahead for Cameron: Majority of Euro rebels were from class of 2010

The majority of the Tory rebels in last night’s European referendum vote in the Commons were newly elected MPs, spelling troubled times ahead for David Cameron.

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