Category - conservative party

  • April 13, 2010

    The Conservative Party look set to fail in their determination to stand a candidate in every constituency in the UK, as their Ulster Unionist allies have done a deal with a rival party.

  • April 13, 2010

    The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) have launched their manifesto with commitments to right-wing free-market economics, a freeze on immigration and heavy cuts in public services.

  • April 11, 2010

    Equality campaigners say that they remain worried by the Conservative Party's ambiguous stance on gay rights, despite a meeting with the Shadow Chancellor, George Osborne.

  • April 10, 2010

    The first week of the Conservative Party's election campaign has reminded me of the series of books entitled Where's Wally?, in which readers are challenged to search for a glimpse of an individual who has been made almost invisible. Since the Shadow Home Secretary, Chris Grayling, was recorded attacking the rights of same-sex couples, the Tories have kept him in the background, despite his senior position in their party.

  • March 30, 2010

    Public bodies could bring about significant improvements in UK farming by ensuring that they buy their food from sustainable and ethical sources, according to Friends of the Earth.

  • March 21, 2010

    Friends of the Earth have welcomed a promise by the Conservatives to establish a Green Investment Bank, but they say that the plan must be combined with others measures to be effective.

  • March 20, 2010

    A speech about nuclear arms by the Prime Minister has been described as a “missed opportunity” after he failed to make specific commitments to cutting back the UK government’s nuclear arsenal.

  • March 16, 2010

    The Jubilee Debt Campaign (JDC) has warned that there are only hours left to save the Vulture Funds Bill, which was held up last week after an isolated Tory MP resisted the cross-party support for the measure.

  • March 16, 2010

    Supporters of the Jubilee Debt Campaign (JDC) are sending last-minute emails to minister Harriet Harman in an attempt to ensure that the vulture funds bill becomes law.

  • March 13, 2010

    Not for the first time, the government and the Tories are fighting a phoney war over military spending.