Tonight 114 Conservative MPs have backed a motion ‘regretting’ the lack of an in/out EU referendum bill in the Queen’s Speech, and voted against their own government’s agenda for the year ahead. Awkward.
Tonight David Cameron has conceded to his back benchers and will publish a Bill that would put an in/out EU referendum on the statute books. It marks a new low for the Conservative leader, who seemingly cannot control his rebellious back benches. He may think it’s clever to get Labour and the Lib Dems to [...]
Nadine Dorries has had the Conservative whip restored, having it removed after she had appeared on reality tv show I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here. The news comes just a a few days after Tory donor Lord Ashcroft let his opinion on the matter be known: It’s starting to appear “nasty” that [...]
Congratulations to the “clowns” and “fruitcakes”!!! That worked!! — Lord Ashcroft (@LordAshcroft) May 3, 2013 Ouch.
There is apparently a ‘story breaking’ that backbench Tory MP Priti Patel’s father may be a UKIP candidate. Last time I checked we didn’t all have to be like the Johnsons or the Milibands and start dynasties in a single party. The idea that it matters which Priti Patel’s father wishes to stand for council [...]
The mop of blonde hair is unmistakable, and now it’s where it has always felt it should be, in 10 Downing Street. It has just been announced that the MP for Orpington, Jo Johnson, will head up the No. 10 Policy Unit, which has lost a couple of leaders in quick succession. While some praised [...]
Shortly off to watch @nigel_farage at the Press Gallery Luncheon. Memo to self: remain looking poker faced & don’t cheer on anti-EU remarks! — Michael Fabricant (@Mike_Fabricant) April 23, 2013 Fabricant previously produced a paper on how the Conservatives should work with UKIP.
Liam Fox has delivered a speech on his economic vision for Britain, adding his voice to those putting pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron. Fox called for a freeze in capital gains tax, and stamp duty discounts for those under 30. He demanded a policy narrative with economics encouraging certain types of behaviour. The former [...]
We’ve finally, finally, approached the eve of David Cameron’s Europe speech. It’s all written on bits of paper and everything. With the ongoing hostage crisis in Alegria, this is beginning to look more and more ill informed. We have a situation in which British citizens are being held, and the Prime Minister looks more concerned with his [...]
Last night Channel 4′s Political Editor Michael Crick produced an explosive piece, exposing that short lived Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell was a victim of a stitch up involving the Police Federation and serving officers. I won’t repeat Crick’s revelations here, you should watch the videos and read the blog here. Many question arise from the [...]