I was very much the junior partner in the team that launched 18 Doughty Street in 2006. Here’s what we tried to do, and this new enterprise should do.
Plus: Russia’s opposition leader was poisoned, so now slap Magnitsky sanctions on Putin. And: Phil Collins’ ungracious departure.
Boles was wrong about the Party Chairman. Yes, I fess up to knowing Donal Blaney. And: The UKIP GLA candidate trying to borrow a London address.
Plus: Why Chilcot won’t change anybody’s mind. A deliberate snub from Downing Street. And: Why hasn’t the Daily Mail replaced James Chapman yet?
Plus: Greenhalgh impresses as only three candidates show at a hustings. Osborne’s minimum wage. And: Hunting – I don’t like posh people on horses killing foxes.
Plus: ComRes – waving. Harris-Quinney – drowning. Bring on Zac Goldsmith. Welcome, Paul Abbott. Jeremy Corbyn, my part in his rise. And: I will miss Charles Kennedy.
Plus: Anti-smoking nannies. A part in Salmond’s downfall. Labour’s anti-UKIP plan (lack of). Thatcher tribute. And: Shapps doesn’t chose chaps.
A host of conservative and libertarian thinkers and campaigners will be arrayed for your inspiration.
It’ll be like the party conference of your dreams, but without a party label attached: as long as you value freedom, you’ll be welcome.
Donal Blaney is Chief Executive of Conservative Way Forward and of the Margaret Thatcher Library & Museum project. “A monument to her greatness”, proclaims The Sunday Telegraph in its lead story this morning, on Conservative Way Forward’s plans for the Margaret Thatcher Library & Museum. The twin inspirations behind the Library & Museum are both […]
Donal Blaney is the Chief Executive of Conservative Way Forward (www.conwayfor.org) and the co-founder and Chief Executive of the Young Britons’ Foundation. After the putsch against Margaret Thatcher in November 1990, a small group of committed Thatcherites resolved to protect the Iron Lady’s legacy within the Conservative Party. Conservative Way Forward was born a […]
Donal Blaney is the Chief Executive of the Young Britons’ Foundation. The stunning victory of the No2AV campaign is a personal triumph for Matthew Elliott, its director. True, it could not have happened but for the support of the Prime Minister and the Conservative Party machine (and its donors). But No2AV was the epitome of […]
Donal Blaney is the Chief Executive of the Young Britons’ Foundation and Senior Partner in Griffin Law, a niche litigation firm. In the 1980s, Margaret Thatcher put pay to compulsory trades union membership and the abuse of the political levy. In the 1990s, John Major ended compulsory membership of students’ unions (although he baulked at […]
Donal Blaney is the Chief Executive of the Young Britons’ Foundation. Here’s a solution to the chaos on the country’s roads today that ought not to be beyond the wit of even the most inept local authority. Why not introduce the system they have in the United States whereby that when a snow emergency is […]
Donal Blaney is the Chief Executive of the Young Britons’ Foundation. “You’re damn right I’m angry.” Just as the Church of England was said to be the Tory Party at prayer, so it was that the Telegraph used to be the Conservatives’ political bible. For decades, conservatives were able to rely on the steadfast support […]