One way in which we can achieve this is by formally splitting courses into three categories.
From fishing to illegal immigration, Britain must make preparations to give its claim of “walking away” some weight.
Other donors and members in the list include David Ord, Dominic Johnson, Darren Mott, Alexandra Broadrick and Louise Goodall.
Lady Hale’s description of the Supreme Court as guardian of the constitution usurps Parliament’s primacy in that role.
Of course our efforts at Rochester weren’t helped by the glitches in the new CCHQ computer “Darth Vader”.
Julian Brazier is MP for Canterbury. His pamplet An Overcrowded Land was recently published by Conservative Way Forward. Before the death of Margaret Thatcher – rightly – overtook the political landscape, the dominant domestic issue was the battle over benefits, especially Housing Benefit. Yet arguing whether or not the tax-payer should be subsidising spare bedrooms […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. The Daily Mail this morning reports on the 118 Conservative MPs who have written to constituents indicating their opposition to gay marriage proposals. The Mail says "Their opposition has been expressed in letters and emails sent to constituents who have contacted them with their own concerns", and points out that […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. Last night an adjournment debate was held on SAS soldier Sergeant Danny Nightingale's court martial and imprisonment after illegally bringing home a pistol given to him by grateful Iraqis. Julian Brazier, himself a former Captain in the SAS, led the debate. As well as setting out the facts of the […]
Julian Brazier is Conservative MP for Canterbury. During the Parliamentary summer term, there was a campaign by Universities UK which called for the easing of visa terms for applicants to British universities and for students to be excluded from the government’s immigration targets. These proposals met with considerable support both from key figures in industry […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. Philip Hammond's statement to the House this afternoon announcing cuts to the Army was bound to be a challenging time for the Secretary of State for Defence. The announcement signals the beginning of a long transformation for the Army, and jobs will undoubtedly be lost as a result of the […]
By Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter 8.45pm Update by Matthew Barrett: I have now learned which candidates are being backed by the traditional organisations on the right of the Conservative Party, such as the No Turning Back group. I have highlighted these in purple. *** The following have been returned unopposed:- Chairman: GRAHAM BRADY Vice-Chairman: CHARLES […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter My series profiling the backbench groups of Tory MPs has so far mainly featured groups founded or mostly composed of 2010 intake MPs. Last time, I looked at the Thatcherite No Turning Back group, founded in the 1980s. This week's group is somewhere between the two. The Cornerstone Group is […]
By Tim MontgomerieFollow Tim on Twitter Two weeks ago Matthew d'Ancona used his Sunday Telegraph column to wish that Christopher Hitchens was still alive to dissect the Prime Minister's speech on the King James Bible: "As an implacable believer in the division between church and state, Hitch would have surely objected to a Prime Minister brandishing […]