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Why British Conservatives should care about the Canadian election.

Why British Conservatives should care about the Canadian election.

by Aisha Vance Today Canadians go to the polls to elect their next government. Having only gone through this ourselves barely six months ago, we can freshly remember the hard work, time and dedication put into an election campaign. Perhaps, most fascinating, is the similarities between both Countries during this election – the polls have been mostly tied with the Conservatives […]

by · 19th October 2015 · Tory Thought
‘Free Under The Law’ – The Conservative Case Against Assisted Suicide‏

‘Free Under The Law’ – The Conservative Case Against Assisted Suicide‏

By Peter D. Williams In early June this year, in answer to a question from a Parliamentary colleague, the Prime Minister made clear his opposition to the practice of assisted suicide. Just a week later, Labour MP Rob Marris came top of the Private Members Ballot, and went on to propose a Bill that would introduce that very practice into […]

by and · 10th September 2015 · Tory Thought
Education and universal charging for prescriptions will save our NHS

Education and universal charging for prescriptions will save our NHS

The Conservative Party have pledged to increase NHS funding by £8 billion over the next five years. Whilst this is absolutely necessary in order to retain the standards of care we see now, the NHS is increasingly resembling a sieve. It’s not necessarily how much money is being put in that is the concern, it’s how quickly it is draining […]

by and · 7th August 2015 · Tory Thought
…maybe capitalism needs a PR team?

Capitalism needs a PR team…

The world looks pretty gloomy at the moment. ISIS are on the rise across the Middle East and North Africa. The European economy is as sluggish as it has ever been. Ebola savaged whole villages and townships. You can hardly get away from it. When Russel Brand isn’t warning of the Government’s apparent plan to drag our living standards back […]

by and · 7th August 2015 · Tory Thought
Why the Conservatives need to focus on Wales in 2016

Why the Conservatives need to focus on Wales in 2016

 For 16 years since devolution began, Wales has been stuck with a Welsh Labour Government. Within those 16 years, there have been numerous coalitions with the Welsh Liberal Democrats and with Plaid Cymru. In 2016, it will be the Welsh Conservatives fifth attempt at changing the Political structure of Cardiff Bay, and making it bluer than it’s ever been before. […]

by and · 6th August 2015 · Tory Thought
Cameron announces significant shift in approach to combat Islamic extremism

Cameron announces significant shift in approach to combat Islamic extremism

In March, just before the general election, Parliament Street published, ‘A Smart Guide to Government’ and I penned a chapter on ‘Islamic Extremism: The Greatest Threat to Britain’s Future.‘ I made a series of recommendations that I am delighted to see David Cameron announcing today. At midday, in front of British Muslims in Birmingham, David Cameron made his first major […]

by · 20th July 2015 · Tory Thought
Budget 2015: George Osborne remains The Big Data Chancellor

Budget 2015: George Osborne remains The Big Data Chancellor

This Wednesday will be the first opportunity for a Conservative majority government to deliver a full budget announcement since 1997. George Osborne has waited a long time for this moment, having suffered the friction with his Liberal Democrat colleagues for the last five years, tinkering with his every announcement and proposal. The Chancellor is well known for his love of […]

Bright future ahead for Conservatives in the North East

Bright future ahead for Conservatives in the North East

  It goes without saying that the North East is a Labour stronghold, and it has been this way for as long as anyone can remember. Up north the party is very much a religion; it is respected, celebrated and adored… but never questioned. Due to this of this it has become apparent over the years that the North East electorate […]

by and · 6th July 2015 · Tory Thought
SHOCK as comedian Russell Brand makes complex political issue all about himself

SHOCK as comedian Russell Brand makes complex political issue all about himself

Buried among the videos of being abused by his audience, Russell Brand’s speech at Saturday’s anti-austerity protests contained a bizarre quote. During a diatribe about out-of-touch elites, the Forgetting Sarah Marshall star practically boasted: “I am personally a product of the welfare state, not least because I signed on for eight years while I learned to be a comedian, so […]

by · 23rd June 2015 · Tory Thought
Why #ToriesForCorbyn isn’t very funny.

Why #ToriesForCorbyn isn’t very funny.

In 2004 the Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah declared “If Jews all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide.” Gaza based Hamas soon went on to suggest homosexuality should be punishable by death. Not a particularly nice bunch, eh? You’d think that. Unless of course you were the veteran Labour MP for Islington […]

by and · 20th June 2015 · Tory Thought