He tells the Spring Forum the party needs to get ready for the elections in May, but before that he is looking forward to a pint and a haircut.
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Speaking to the Tory Spring Forum in Cheltenham the Tory leader said tax increases were the right thing to do when Britain last faced a (less serious) debt crisis in the early 1990s. Echoing George Osborne's remarks to Sky News earlier he promised that, in due course, he would tell voters about Tory spending plans […]
Shadow Secretary of State for Health has just addressed the Cheltenham Spring Forum. He set out a ten point healthcare plan – summarised by the acrostic S.A.V.E. O.U.R. N.H.S. Sustain NHS values: The Tories will continue to provide a healthcare service accessible to all and free at the point of use. The reaffirmation of this […]
Jonathan Isaby and I will both be at the party's Spring Forum in Cheltenham next weekend, 25th to 26th April. We hope to see lots of ConHome readers there. The theme of the weekend will be 'Routemap to Recovery'. David Cameron and key colleagues will set out the Conservative plan to "tackle Labour's Debt Crisis", […]
As I head back to Salisbury here are a few random reflections on the Nottingham Spring Forum… Although attendance seemed slightly down it was a very well-organised conference and all credit to Fingerprint Events for that. Picking up my pass from Accreditation was a fast and perfectly pleasant process. If Fingerprint can deliver the same […]
David Cameron has used his Spring Forum address to show that he is not a politician who’ll say anything to get elected but will make the tough decisions in Britain’s interests: "If last year was all about change, then this year is more about grit – the gritty determination to say where we stand on […]
William Hague’s speech: A few weeks ago I wrote for The Guardian’s Comment is free and welcomed the more balanced Conservatism of recent months. The messages of modernisation are being blended with grittier messages on Europe, tax and crime. ‘The politics of and‘ is certainly on show here at the Nottingham Spring Forum with much […]
Simon McGee, Political Editor of the Yorkshire Post, effectively accuses William Hague of being a part-time Shadow Foreign Secretary in this morning’s edition of the newspaper: "William Hague has earned up to £400,000 from after-dinner speeches since returning to the Conservative front bench as David Cameron’s top lieutenant. Despite assurances that he would slash his […]
The above graphic is a scan of the programme for this weekend’s Tory Spring conference in Nottingham. Robert Halfon, our candidate in Harlow, compared the five key themes to the ten words which Michael Howard employed at the last General Election. Of the new five themes it seems that "better public services" will be topping […]