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A truly Conservative Conference for a Tory majority

A truly Conservative Conference for a Tory majority

By Clare George-Hilley With a general election under two years away, Manchester 2013 will be remembered as a landmark conference, where the Conservative Party focussed not only on what it has to do for the country, but why it is doing it. In the conference hall and exhibition space, banners hung from the roof rafters reminding delegates of our record […]

by · 7th October 2013 · Home Affairs, Blog
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Victims of Andy Burnham’s NHS Failure Deserve an Apology, not Legal Threats

In an astonishing political move for any Minister, let alone one who presided over some of the worst NHS scandals in living memory, Andy Burnham has decided the best way to silence critics of his time as Labour Health Secretary is to threaten them with legal action. Yes, this is the same person who ran a department which, according to […]

by · 6th October 2013 · Health Service, Blog
Parliament Street Conference wrap up

Parliament Street Conference wrap up

Eric Pickles addresses the Parliament Street Reception I want to start by thanking everyone who made the 2013 Conservative Party Conference such a great event, and in particular to everyone who helped make Parliament Street’s second conference a resounding success. As with last year we hosted two events – an evening reception for our members and a panel discussion with […]

by · 5th October 2013 · past, Events, Blog
Liam Fox calls for ‘Liberation Conservatism’ at Blue Collar Conservatism event

Liam Fox calls for ‘Liberation Conservatism’ at Blue Collar Conservatism event

Former Cabinet Minister Liam Fox has addressed the membership of the Blue Collar Conservatism group at party conference in Manchester, calling on delegates to embrace ‘Liberation Conservatism.’ He told the audience, ‘Politics is not about theory, it’s about human experience…..Under Thatcher the Conservative Party was a genuine engine of social mobility.’ ‘Social mobility has ground to a halt in this […]

by · 30th September 2013 · past, Events, Blog
Cabinet minister Eric Pickles addresses Parliament Street reception

Cabinet minister Eric Pickles addresses Parliament Street reception

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, last night addressed over 200 Parliament Street members at a reception in the Midland Hotel. The Cabinet Minister praised the Parliament Street team for its work and dedication and encouraged members to work together to deliver a Conservative majority in 2015. This afternoon, Parliament Street will be hosting a panel […]

by · 30th September 2013 · past, Events, Blog
‘Edmund Burke: Philosopher, Politician, Prophet’ by Jesse Norman MP

‘Edmund Burke: Philosopher, Politician, Prophet’ by Jesse Norman MP

By Matthew Gass An idealistic MP, who also finds the time to be a prolific writer, makes a point of fighting battles on the big controversial issues of the day, the consequences of which damage his prospects of a ministerial career. Another, just for fun. An old Etonian, who chooses not to go by his first name Alexander, noted for […]

by · 22nd September 2013 · Reviews & Arts
Alone in the national interest

Alone in the national interest

In the run up to our panel discussion at the Conservative Party Conference, including John Redwood MP and the Daily Mail’s Melanie Phillips, we’ve been asking what “Life After the Lib Dems” will really mean. Today Matthew Corner argues that it would be better to form a minority government than enter another coalition. Join us on Monday 30 September from […]

by and · 21st September 2013 · Home Affairs
Our “Life After the Lib Dems” may not start in 2015

Our “Life After the Lib Dems” may not start in 2015

In the run up to our panel discussion at the Conservative Party Conference, including John Redwood MP and the Daily Mail’s Melanie Phillips, we’ve been asking what “Life After the Lib Dems” will really mean. Today Mahyar Tousi asks whether the coalition is heading towards a divorce or merely a trial separation. Join us on Monday 30 September from 5:30-7:00pm […]

by · 20th September 2013 · Home Affairs
Should “Life after the Lib Dems” start sooner rather than later?

Should “Life after the Lib Dems” start sooner rather than later?

In the run up to our panel discussion at the Conservative Party Conference, including John Redwood MP and the Daily Mail’s Melanie Phillips, we’ve been asking what “Life After the Lib Dems” will really mean. Today Shaun Dias starts us off by asking whether the Coalition should be allowed to to last until 2015. Join us on Monday 30 September […]

by and · 16th September 2013 · Home Affairs
Daily Mail’s Melanie Phillips & John Redwood MP on Parliament Street Conference panel debate

Daily Mail’s Melanie Phillips & John Redwood MP on Parliament Street Conference panel debate

Daily Mail’s Melanie Phillips & John Redwood MP on Parliament Street Panel Debate Patrick Sullivan, CEO of Parliament Street has announced that Melanie Philips, Daily Mail and former Cabinet Minister John Redwood MP are on the panel to debate ‘Life After the Lib Dems’ at Conservative Party conference in Manchester. The event will take place on Monday September 30, click […]

by · 12th September 2013 · past, Events, Blog