Category: Conservatives


DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 29JAN10 - David Cameron, Le...

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The Telegraph is reporting that Prime Minister David Cameron may very well whip [1] his party against voting for the prospective vote in the House of Commons on whether or not to hold a Referendum on membership of the European Union.

This means that MPs would be forced to vote against the prospect of a referendum. Already we are seeing the prospect of rebellion.

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We all know that the Conservatives in the UK are Eurosceptic. But what does this mean for Europe? Will they reverse the process of “ever-closer union”?

In my second piece for The New Federalist, I explore the relationship between Prime Minister and head of the Conservative party, David Cameron, and his Eurosceptic backbenchers.

Yes, it takes a highly federalist viewpoint. Play to your audience and all that…

If you like it, or if you disagree, feel free to comment! All polite comments get a response. If you do like it, please tweet it, share it on facebook, and spread this, or anything else on my blog.

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Theresa May’s recent cat-astrophe at the Tory Conference (*groan*) has drawn attention to the blatant untruths regarding the Human Rights Act. So, let’s sort fact from fiction.

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With every passing day the Liberal Democrats are dragging the Coalition further away from the Conservative manifesto – thetorydiary.

After reading this list of things that the Liberal Democrats are doing to restrain the Conservatives in government… and finally seeing proof of how annoyed the Tories are getting… I have never been more proud of being a Liberal Democrat.

This is WHY we got into government.

This is what we need to show the electorate.

This is what we need to keep on doing.

A majority Conservative government, ideologically obsessed with cutting away the welfare state (by the way – please rebrand that, Left? Talk about a toxic term…), would have been a disaster for Britain. We needed to go into coalition in order to prevent this fate. We did the right thing. I can hold my head high, take the blows, and finally know we’re doing the right thing – annoying righties.

We should all remember this – and do everything we can to remind the electorate of this – on the first day of the Liberal Democrat Conference, here in Birmingham.

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I adore diplomatic language. I love the insinuations, the backhanded compliment, the veiled insults… it is, I believe, what makes reading countless speeches and articles worth doing.

For this reason, I love Christine Lagarde. I love how she gently slid a shining stiletto into Chancellor George Osbourne‘s soft gut, a belly bloated by the nourishment he’s denying to so many in our society, so desperately in need.

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