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    1. Westminster Blog

      March 11, 2013

      Evidence for Theresa May's leadership bid

      Twitter was awash with “TM4PM” frenzy over the weekend after Theresa May delivered a speech to the ConservativeHome 2015...

    2. August 6, 2012

      Mensch blow gives Cameron ‘huge headache’

      David Cameron’s leadership has come under fresh strain after Louise Mensch, a rising star of his Conservative backbenches,...

    1. Westminster Blog

      April 17, 2012

      Did Downing St offer a job to Tim Montgomerie?

      Amid rumblings about the government machine, the rumour reaches FT Westminster that Downing Street approached Tim...

    2. March 1, 2012

      Osborne to defy calls to remove 50p tax rate

      George Osborne is to defy calls for the removal of the 50p upper rate on income tax and will instead instigate a clampdown...

    3. February 10, 2012

      Clegg fury at Tory moves to kill health bill

      Nick Clegg has reacted furiously to reports that three Conservative cabinet ministers have been lobbying against the...

    4. February 10, 2012

      Tories tell Cameron to ditch health bill

      The planned NHS reforms could prove “fatal” to the Conservative party’s election prospects, according to an influential...

    5. December 4, 2011

      Tories in north fear changes to state pay

      George Osborne’s decision last week to investigate regional pay differentials for public sector workers in an effort to...

    6. November 29, 2011

      Tory MPs in show of unity despite concerns

      The disquiet expressed by some Tories over George Osborne’s excessive meddling in the economy ahead of the autumn statement...

    7. November 2, 2011

      Student visa crackdown set to miss targets

      More than 450 education providers have lost their right to underwrite student visas for people from outside the European...

    8. October 6, 2011

      Clarke stokes human rights row with May

      Ken Clarke reignited his party conference row with cabinet colleague Theresa May after he accused her in a newspaper...

    9. October 5, 2011

      Party members become a dying breed at annual jamborees

      Less than a quarter of the 30,000 delegates who attended the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat conferences were...

    10. September 30, 2011

      Tim Montgomerie

      Founder and editor of Conservativehome, the must-read activists’ website ● Because Conservatives should be the party of...

    11. August 9, 2011

      Cameron returns to face sternest test

      David Cameron arrived back in Downing Street early on Tuesday to confront Britain’s biggest law-and-order crisis in a...

    12. July 26, 2011

      Osborne under pressure to do more for economy

      The sighs of relief were almost audible from Downing Street and the Treasury at the news that the economy grew slightly in...

    13. Westminster Blog

      June 22, 2011

      Foreign office announces 'massive U-turn' on World Service

      Apparently it’s a sign of strength to change your mind – at least that’s what David Cameron said yesterday about the...

    14. April 14, 2011

      Cameron reconnects with right wing

      David Cameron’s immigration speech may have raised the hackles of one prominent Liberal Democrat colleague – Vince Cable –...

    15. April 6, 2011

      Lib Dems to fight fewer seats than 2007

      The Liberal Democrats have retreated from the political battlefield in a significant number of seats in next month’s local...

    16. February 7, 2011

      Cameron view toes traditional party line

      Rallying cry: members of English Defence League, a group accused of Islamophobia, demonstrate in Luton As David Cameron...

    17. January 21, 2011

      Prime minister denies error of judgment

      David Cameron has rejected suggestions that hiring Andy Coulson had been an error of judgment, saying his communications...

    18. January 14, 2011

      Cameron faces poll ‘sabotage’ jibes

      David Cameron is under fire from Conservative MPs after the Oldham by-election – widely expected to be a disaster for the...

    19. Westminster Blog

      November 12, 2010

      A tale of two pledges and one Lib Dem humiliation

      There were two important “read my lips” moments in the election campaign. One was Clegg’s pledge to oppose a rise...

    20. Westminster Blog

      October 14, 2010

      Further Reading

      Britain’s austerity apostles charge towards the abyss — Skidelsky/FT OFT and Competition Commission reforged in quango...

    21. October 4, 2010

      Tory faithful to embrace ‘one-nation’ theme

      Whatever the reservations of the Conservative right, one nation conservatism was the prevailing theme on Sunday as the...

    22. Westminster Blog

      August 29, 2010

      Further reading

      Red Ed would be disastrous for Labour - Fraser Nelson, News of the World The tax burden won’t fall during this Parliament*...

    23. Westminster Blog

      August 5, 2010

      In praise of Cameron's working hours

      Tim Montgomerie has a fascinating piece in this week’s New Statesman where he pinpoints ten moments that have shaped the...

    24. Westminster Blog

      July 27, 2010

      Public still blissfully unaware of imminent cuts to public services

      Tim Montgomerie at ConservativeHome offers some shrewd insights into a batch of three polls in the last 24 hours which all...

    25. Westminster Blog

      July 23, 2010

      Further reading

      The graduate tax vampire will not die – Martin Wolf/FT It’s time to set up a state investment bank — David Miliband/FT...

    26. Westminster Blog

      July 13, 2010

      Further Reading

      Baffled and perplexed by plans to shake up NHS - Philip Stephens in the FT Lansley is in a hurry and may lose control - Nick...

    27. June 23, 2010

      Tory rank-and-file wary about tax rises

      Senior Tories sounded the alarm about the size and substance of the Budget tax rises while applauding the chancellor's...

    28. June 23, 2010

      Tory rank-and-file wary about tax rises

      Jibe-talking: Harriet Harman accused the Lib Dems of cutting thousands of jobs for the sake of their ‘22 ministerial jobs’...

    29. Westminster Blog

      June 21, 2010

      The way for Osborne to sweeten a VAT rise

      The unions, Ed Balls, the Taxpayer’s Alliance, Tim Montgomerie and Guido have all come out against a rise in VAT. The...

    30. June 11, 2010

      Salary of PM's spin doctor exceeds Clegg's

      Andy Coulson, the Downing Street spin doctor, is giving up almost half his annual salary to join the government - but will...

    31. June 10, 2010

      Salary of PM’s spin doctor exceeds Clegg’s

      Andy Coulson, the Downing Street spin doctor, is giving up almost half his annual salary to join the government – but will...

    32. Westminster Blog

      May 25, 2010

      Coalition is like a "bazaar" - Boris Johnson

      I had to leave tonight’s Policy Exchange function at the Institute of Directors just as the mayor of London was getting...

    33. May 21, 2010

      Tory MPs revolt at opening of '1922' panel

      More than 100 Conservative backbenchers defied David Cameron and voted against the prime minister over plans to open up...

    34. Westminster Blog

      May 20, 2010

      Cameron faces down the backbencher mutiny

      It’s not plain sailing for the Conservative leader, however. As I wrote yesterday, Tory MPs were balloted over whether...

    35. May 19, 2010

      Cameron wins bid to ‘neuter’ backbenchers

      David Cameron has won his controversial bid to open up the Conservative backbench 1922 committee to ministers.A total of 168...

    36. May 1, 2010

      Tories seek to simplify message

      David Cameron launched a " contract with voters ", condensing the Conservative message into 16 key pledges, as he sought to...

    37. May 1, 2010

      Events vindicate silence on migrants

      David Cameron will have felt a strong sense of vindication as he watched Gordon Brown implode this week after tangling with...

    38. April 30, 2010

      Cameron vindicated on immigration

      David Cameron will have felt a strong sense of vindication as he watched Gordon Brown implode this week after tangling with...

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