By Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter. I'm presuming that the headline on this article is what John Rentoul would call a QTWTAIN. But over at Labour List Mark Ferguson is convinced that Ed Miliband will soon have the power to close it down – and that David Cameron will have the same power over this […]
I suggest you keep a close eye on Guido Fawkes' blog this weekend. Guido alleges that a Downing Street operation, co-ordinated by Damian McBride – the Prime Minister's political and press adviser – has attempted to smear Conservative MPs, including George Osborne (and possibly David Cameron himself). Iain Dale describes the operation as "Nixonian". In […]
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The Telegraph suggests this morning that Eric Pickles is cautious about the importance of the internet. Doorstep campaigning and overall political message are much more important, he says. That’s fair comment but I do worry that the Conservatives are missing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build an army of online allies (my ideas for doing so […]
(Video features Jeremy Hunt, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport). The crisis facing the British pub is indeed serious. Six pubs are closing on average every day of the week. Conservatives are right to draw attention to the problem and you can sign up to the ‘Save The Great British Pub’ petition. […]
Fascinating historical post by Alistair Cooke over on the official Conservative Party blog remembering Britain’s economic troubles of the 1970s: "To conserve vital stocks, Ted Heath’s Government put industry on a three-day week from 1 January 1974. There was no legislation: industry simply did as it was told in that very different period in our […]
A fun initiative from CCHQ: More from Conservatives at Myxer Alternatively click here. Video: Watch the original gaffe.
Talking to ConHome, Jeremy Hunt said: "David Cameron is absolutely determined that the Conservatives will be the most technologically literate of all parties at next election. That requires a root and branch reform of our campaigning. Online campaigning is essential to reaching younger voters who don’t have tribal loyalties of many older voters. It is […]
The Conservatives will win an early election if they can convince the British people that Labour’s borrowing is irresponsible. Although speeches, telephone number statistics and op-eds are essential parts of the persuasion process the most decisive political victories have also been associated with iconic images that resonate with the public. In 1979, Labour’s record on […]
Earlier this week ConservativeHome revealed the sad news of job losses at CCHQ, combined with a pay and hiring freeze. Over recent days we have learnt that the financial situation facing the party is worsening. To paraphrase George Osborne (and Fraser Nelson in the News of the World) the Tory leadership did not fix the […]
Earlier this week when conservatives.com launched a national debt clock you asked for it to be embeddable and personalised. CCHQ have obliged. Rather than showing the whole national debt the widget they’ve just launched (much more meaningfully) shows you your own share of Brown’s debt… and click here to embed on your own blog. The […]
Earlier this week Iain Dale chose not to join blogs like ConservativeHome in criticising Derek Conway. That was an honourable decision because, as Iain said at the time, he is a friend of Derek Conway and "Anything I have to say about his conduct, I will say to his face." In the ‘Heffer confronted’ video […]
We have now initiated a daily email to highlight key content on ConservativeHome and to summarise the main news stories likely to be of interest to Tory activists. If you are not a subscriber to ConservativeHome’s email service (and you will have received an email from us earlier today if you are) you can subscribe […]
Another blog has started today. The Times’ Sam Coates – not to be confused with our own Sam Coates (!) – has begun a Red Box blog. Sam blogged throughout the Party Conference season last year and good stuff it was, too. Over the last year, as Peter Franklin noted, there has been an explosion […]
Radio 4’s World This Weekend briefly mentioned this video. Mitt Romney is left looking evasive and perhaps even rude after being asked if he’ll arrest a wheelchair-bound man for using ‘medical marijuana’. Although the issue may be real it was clearly a set-up. At the end of the interview the man videoing the encounter pursues […]