Tag Archives: Conservative party

The Anatomy of a By-Election

It was all supposed to be quiet. Town council elections are pretty much the lowest level of full democracy we have. The plans were to do as much canvassing (talking to voters on the doorstep) as we could, leaflet everywhere once, and then maybe, just maybe, get a second leaflet out. This requires a bit […]

The Toxicity of the Liberal Democrats

I’ve just returned from my first ever party conference. I wrote before about why I joined the Lib Dems, and was fortunate enough to be able to state from the main platform the reason. But it is obvious that the Lib Dems are still seen as traitors for enabling illiberal legislation to be voted through. […]

The Straw Has Snapped

Theresa May trying hard not to define extremism but insist that it was right that peoples’ human rights should be restricted was not a good start to the morning. Reading David Cameron’s quote –  “For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens ‘as long as you obey the law, […]

Misrepresentations – Today’s Story

The news this morning contained the snippet that 5,000 small businesses had expressed their support for the Conservative Party’s policies in a letter published on the front page of the Daily Telegraph. A little thought emerged – how did they get the names? So I decided to check and was amazed to find that my Sales […]

An Intentional Stramash?

Once again I’m wondering whether David Cameron’s swithering is an act that is designed to play into his, or at least the Conservative’s, hands. The Scottish independence referendum received a jolt when a poll put Yes in the lead. That the gap had narrowed was beyond doubt. The Westminster establishment seemed to panic, and various […]

Thatcher’s Legacy

If I had been old enough to vote in 1979, I would have voted Conservative.  The country was on its knees economically, with the IMF loaning Britain tons of money, petrol rationing and power blackouts a recent memory, and strike after strike after strike.  Maggie won after a period of industrial dispute called the Winter […]