Category - conservative party

  • May 12, 2017

    The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has announced that no charges will be brought against Conservative Party candidates or agents relating to election expenses during the 2015 General Election campaign.

  • July 7, 2016

    Referendums should only be used in the most exceptional of circumstances and certainly never as a remedy for a prime minister's insecurities with his own

  • April 17, 2015

    TUC-commissioned analysis of tax policies in the Conservative Party manifesto shows a prioritising of tax cuts to the wealthy over support for lower paid earners.

  • March 15, 2015

    The Daily Telegraph’s campaign for high military spending has gathered momentum.

  • October 7, 2014

    The UK Chancellor’s announcement about freezing working-age benefits from 2016, hailed at the recent Conservative Party conference, is a 'blow to millions'.

  • October 3, 2014

    If the Conservative Party wins the next election, it will scrap the Human Rights Act and replace it with a British Bill of Rights with “a whole range of caveats”, stated Justice Secretary Chris Grayling.

  • November 14, 2013

    David Cameron has today (14 November 2013) declared that lack of social mobility is a problem. He was responding to comments by his predecessor John Major, but he ignored the main point that Major seemed to be making – the power of private schools.

  • August 23, 2013

    We have recently seen the Conservative party flirt with extremist views, in what seemed like a rather obvious attempt to win back supporters drawn to UKIP.

  • May 3, 2013

    I blogged earlier this week about statements from the socially conservative lobby group Christian Concern ahead of the local elections. They encouraged people to vote for candidates opposed to same-sex marriage.

  • May 1, 2013

    The “Christian Right” in Britain – inasmuch as it exists – is not like the Christian Right in the US. Over there, conservatism on issues such as marriage and abortion seems to go hand in hand with right-wing views on economics and foreign policy. Over here, we have conservative Christian lobby groups with a far more narrow focus. Organisations such as the Christian Institute, Christian Concern/Christian Legal Centre and so-called Anglican Mainstream focus largely on attacking LGBT rights. They also speak out against abortion, Islam and the supposed marginalisation of Christians in Britain.