Tory Thought

Martin Callanan for UK Commissioner

Martin Callanan for UK Commissioner

One of the Conservative Party’s most loyal stalwarts is the former Member of the European Parliament for the North East of England and Tyneside councillor, Martin Callanan. He’s been the leader of the Conservatives in the European Parliament and latterly was the respected and largely successful President of the European Conservatives & Reformists Group (ECR). Before last week, he won […]

Eton mess to bread and butter pudding: A Tory future

Eton mess to bread and butter pudding: A Tory future

The local election results have been met with quiet grumbles from rank and file Conservative Party members, in a result made half-bearable by oddball Ed Miliband’s miserable performance at the ballot box. However the fact remains that Labour made serious and damaging gains into some key Tory bastions including London Boroughs such as Hammersmith and Fulham and my own stomping ground of Croydon. […]

by · 25th May 2014 · Tory Thought
Nigel Adams: King Coal isn’t dead

Nigel Adams: King Coal isn’t dead

Selby & Ainsty MP Nigel Adams talks to Paul Nizinskyj about falling unemployment, Nigel Farage’s real motives and why coal should make a comeback. There are an abundance of myths about Britain’s coal industry, most of which have about as much credibility as the Iroquois myth that North America grew out of the back of a giant turtle. One of […]

by · 6th April 2014 · Tory Thought, Interviews
John Redwood: There is only grey

John Redwood: There is only grey

Ahead of our panel event on public service reform on Tuesday, Paul Nizinskyj speaks to John Redwood MP about the tangled web of public and private delivery in the UK, why fuel bills are high and that EU referendum. You never get a straight answer with John Redwood. It isn’t because he’s evasive or pushing a line or bound by […]

by · 30th March 2014 · Tory Thought, Interviews
‘Rising Tides: Facing the Challenges of a New Era’ with Dr Liam Fox

‘Rising Tides: Facing the Challenges of a New Era’ with Dr Liam Fox

By Caitlin Boydon-Jones On Wednesday evening, Parliament Street was joined by Former Secretary of State for Defence, and Member of Parliament for North Somerset Liam Fox, to discuss his new book Rising Tides; facing the challenges of a new era. Fox delivered a speech covering the topic of Globalisation and the challenges it brings, to a packed out room of […]

Margaret Thatcher’s funeral: a view from Ludgate Circus

Margaret Thatcher’s funeral: a view from Ludgate Circus

On 17 April 2013, Margaret Thatcher’s funeral took place at St Paul’s Cathedral, London. I was among the crowds at Ludgate Circus.
Margaret Thatcher's coffin passes through Ludgate Circus

by · 20th April 2013 · Tory Thought

Margaret Thatcher’s real influence

By Matthew Gass

The last few days have seen hundreds, maybe thousands, of eulogies to Margaret Thatcher. Whether they were kind, cruel, respectful or damning what is clear is that the country felt like it knew her in a very personal way.
I cannot claim to do so. Her last general election victory was a few months before I was born and I spent my formative political years living and studying abroad. […]

by · 17th April 2013 · Tory Thought
Margaret Thatcher’s legacy

Margaret Thatcher’s legacy

Elliot van Emden

I was fortunate enough to meet Margaret Thatcher a number of times over the course of my life – first with my grandfather when I was 5 in her Finchley & Golders Green surgery. Little did I know at the tender age of 5 the enormous figure in world politics that I was in the presence of! […]

by · 16th April 2013 · Tory Thought