Tag Archives: Tories

No More Pussyfooting Around

LONDON — Larry the Downing Street cat has inadvertently helped his master, Prime Minister David Cameron, hit back after the British leader was challenged to show whether he was “man or mouse” Tuesday. Larry killed a mouse, a rare event in the life of a feline previously known for his laid-back approach to hunting. The […]

Cash for Canapes

Conservative Party co-treasurer Peter Cruddas has resigned after secretly filmed footage showed him apparently offering access to the prime minister for a donation of £250,000 a year. He made the claim to Sunday Times reporters posing as potential donors. He said £250,000 gave “premier league” access, including dinner with David Cameron and possibly the chance […]

Postmodern Conservatism – guest post by Lorenzo

[SL: there was a time, not so long ago, when conservatives and libertarians could afford to be smug about the intellectual miasma in which left-liberals and progressives had lost themselves. It is unfortunate–and does us little credit–that when a decent number of left-liberals reacted in horror to the colonisation of their political tradition by postmodernism […]

Black and White Balls

David Cameron says it is his “mission” in politics to make the Big Society succeed – amid claims it is being wrecked by spending cuts. The PM told social entrepreneurs the initiative would get all his “passion” over the five-year Parliament. The government has also set out details of how a Big Society bank to […]

The Fat Lady is warming up her vocal chords

Well, it’s almost done: Britain goes to the polls this Thursday, the final of the three debates took place last Thursday, and we’re still looking down the barrel at a hung parliament. That said, a few things have started to come clear: Tory support has stiffened while the Labour vote is collapsing in favour of […]

Whigs v Tories

Labour may as well not have fronted. If the UK electoral system was fair, this election would be a fight between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats. Even with its current unfairness, it may still be a fight between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats. I wrote that after watching the second Prime Ministerial Debate on […]