With: David Mundell’s non-flag. £4.50 for an egg mayonnaise roll. Justice for Rob Wilson. Swearing from Lord Ashcroft. And: How will we all survive without the Bow Group?
Plus: Hague, Hammond and the handling of Warsi. Able Joyce Anelay. Overlooked Rob Wilson. And: Ed Miliband – great company. I like him.
Plus: Same-sex marriages on Tebbit’s birthday. Puffed-up Sir Ian Kennedy. Publish, Rob Wilson, publish! And: Why I’m a fat bastard.
Rob Wilson is MP for Reading East and author of 5 Days to Power – The Journey to Coalition Britain, which is published today by Biteback. Having written 5 Days to Power, which gives a detailed account of how Britain arrived at a Conservative-Liberal Democrat government, I am in little doubt that the civil service […]
With Totnes about to go through an all postal open primary, the only MP elected to the House of Commons that went through an Open Primary selection system, Rob Wilson MP, is in a good position to judge its merits. The nature of our politics has never been more commented on. Politicians have been portrayed […]
Rob Wilson has been MP for Reading East since 2005. Stephen Byers’ intervention during the Budget debate was a timely reminder that ex-Cabinet Ministers can carry real weight in the Commons. Byers said that the 50% tax rate “is damaging to the Labour Party in government” and “breaks a key manifesto pledge which the party […]
Rob Wilson has been MP for Reading East since 2005 and is chairman of Conservative Friends of Pakistan. The regularity of terrorist attacks in Pakistan has meant that individual incidents are rarely headline news. It’s not the methods used by the terrorists, or the number of deaths and injuries caused during the attack that made […]
Rob Wilson is MP for Reading East and Shadow Minister for Higher Education. Four years ago, when he was Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw accidentally shook hands with Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean President. Straw said at the time, “Because it was quite dark in that corner I was being pushed towards shaking hands with somebody just […]
Rob Wilson is MP for Reading East and Shadow Minister for Higher Education. Political correspondents, media commentators, blogs and MPs at Westminster have been awash in recent days with comparisons between Gordon Brown and John Major. I have been surprised at how quickly this has become the accepted wisdom, certainly within the ‘Westminster village’. Of […]
Rob Wilson is MP for Reading East. Last week Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, came to the House of Commons to explain why she had kept quiet about 5,000 illegal immigrants being cleared to work in the security business, some of them serving in very sensitive areas. She put the case that she had been “open […]
Rob Wilson, MP for Reading East, questions Brown’s alleged manipulation of Baroness Thatcher. As a Conservative it is always a delight to see one of our greatest Prime Ministers stepping through the door of Number 10. Margaret Thatcher is rightly revered by those that know their politics and history will undoubtedly be very kind to […]
If there is one lesson we learnt from the EU referendum last year, it is that people are crying out for more control over their lives.