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Post-referendum Scotland – A massive Conservative & Unionist opportunity

I have just returned from Scotland, where I did some doorstep campaigning on behalf of the United Kingdom I love.  I left a Scotland in a state of nervous prostration, knowing it had done the right thing, but with a pang of guilt at not taking the emotionally attractive  route of becoming an independent nation.  For the young novices to […]

by · 23rd September 2014 · Home Affairs, Blog

The Union rides again…but what can we learn from the vote?

The Union rides again… …but what can we learn from the vote? Jonathan Galbraith, 19 September 2014 “We came within a few thousand votes of losing the greatest country in the world.” Who said that?  David Cameron?  Alastair Darling?  Her Majesty?  David Bowie?  Clearly not Nicola Sturgeon…  None of the above as it happens: Warren Kinsella, former spin doctor to […]

by · 19th September 2014 · Home Affairs, frontpage
After the Referendum, we Need Bold, Brave Leadership

After the Referendum, we Need Bold, Brave Leadership

The Prime Minister announced this morning a course of action which has the potential to dramatically alter the political landscape of the United Kingdom forever. The growth in popularity of previously dismissed parties such as UKIP and the SNP, each from radically different sides of the political spectrum, has for some time pointed to public disillusionment with “the establishment.” Voter […]

by · 19th September 2014 · Home Affairs, frontpage
Why is Red Ed criticising the very image he is trying to present?

Why is Red Ed criticising the very image he is trying to present?

“Politics is not about putting the photo opportunity first” to quote Ed Miliband. What platform does he use to voice his disapproval of the image conscious political class that he is part of, none other than the Andrew Marr show. However, it’s not the media outlet nor the bacon sarnie or Wallace jibes that represents the real comms headache for Labour. After all, […]

by · 28th July 2014 · Home Affairs, Blog
Trojan Horse teachers should be jailed

Trojan Horse teachers should be jailed

By Steven George-Hilley Under the previous Labour government, a culture of political correctness meant Islamic extremism was allowed to spread unopposed and unchallenged at every level of society. Those days must now come to an end. The revelations that radical Islamists were able to infiltrate and effectively control at least 21 schools in Birmingham is a reminder of just how […]

by · 21st July 2014 · Home Affairs
Energy policy: all bandages but no cure

Energy policy: all bandages but no cure

The National Grid has warned by 2035 the UK could be importing as much as 90 per cent of its energy as uncertainty around the Government’s energy policy deepens. Is this a “green” government, like David Cameron stated in 2010, when he said it would be “The greenest Government ever,” focusing on so-called sustainable (but unreliable) energy sources like wind or solar? Or is […]

by and · 17th July 2014 · Home Affairs
Passport to Pimlico?

Passport to Pimlico?

The economy is gathering up a head of steam, more people can afford holidays abroad, more passports are being renewed and HM Passport Office has a backlog. But is this 500,000 or just 30,000 passport applications in the backlog? The figures differ greatly depending on who you believe but the truth remains that a backlog exists. We have learnt that […]

by · 17th June 2014 · Home Affairs
Why Labour failed in Tower Hamlets

Why Labour failed in Tower Hamlets

So Lutfur Rahman has once again been re-elected as mayor of Tower Hamlets, a borough I have only recently moved to. Since moving from west Berkshire, I have had something of a culture shock, in a good way though. The borough is alive, bustling, young, ethnically diverse and highly politically charged. This feels a thousand miles away from the pleasant, but […]

by · 10th June 2014 · Home Affairs
Nanny rules again: Why are we being smothered with a plastic bag levy?

Nanny rules again: Why are we being smothered with a plastic bag levy?

Last week marked the final Queen’s Speech of the current parliamentary session: the Government has set out its remaining legislative proposals before we all head to the polling stations in May 2015.  Like the proverbial curate’s egg, it is good in parts, but my heart sank when I saw that Her Majesty’s Government has decided to proceed with an idea […]

Protesting the Prime Minister: environmentalists lose their fracking minds

Protesting the Prime Minister: environmentalists lose their fracking minds

Yesterday, misguided minions of the corrupt environmental organisation, Greenpeace UK, set up a mock frack site at Prime Minister David Cameron’s home as a protest to the government’s energy bill, which will allow companies to extract natural gas 1000s of feet underneath residential properties—a step in the right direction that will allow us to benefit from the shale gas potential. […]

by · 5th June 2014 · Home Affairs