Category - conservative party

  • September 23, 2010

    The future of the Trident nuclear weapons system is hanging in the balance after a minister confirmed that the final decision on its renewal could be delayed.

  • September 22, 2010

    Delegates to the Liberal Democrats’ party conference have voted in favour of ending government support for the arms trade.

  • August 9, 2010

    The cost of a university degree would rocket under Business Secretary Vince Cable's proposals to tax university graduates, according to figures released today.

  • August 5, 2010

    The ruling UK coalition’s policies are proving highly controversial, says Savi Hensman, and many fear that great damage will be done, especially to the most vulnerable. The Prime Minister's silken words require careful political and theological attention.

  • July 15, 2010

    The Business Secretary, Vince Cable has triggered a mixed reaction after saying that university students will “almost certainly” have to pay more towards their education, in contrast to the Liberal Democrats' previous approach.

  • July 8, 2010

    The UK's Supreme Court has ruled that asylum-seekers fleeing homophobic should not simply be sent back and told to keep their sexuality a secret in their own countries.

  • July 6, 2010

    The Defence Secretary has admitted that the “value-for-money” review of Trident will be completed by the end of July, provoking suspicion that he is only going through the motions.

  • June 27, 2010

    David Cameron has tried to use Armed Forces Day to whip up support for the unpopular war in Afghanistan, but the ruinous cost of ineffective military spending is clearly at odds with his government's rhetoric about the urgent need for cuts.

  • June 10, 2010

    The Liberal Democrats have been accused of voting “against their own policy” after opposing a motion to include the Trident nuclear weapons system in the Strategic Defence Review.

  • June 8, 2010

    David Cameron has said the government's massive cuts will be delivered in a way that “strengthens and unites the country”. His words remind me of his colleague's George Osborne's claim that, when it comes to tackling the economic situation, “we're all in this together”.