Tag Archives: David Cameron

Does the Conservative Party have an Ideology?

I have not made up my mind about whether the election of Ed Milliband as Labour leader was a good or a bad development for the Conservative Party.  Most of the Newspaper journalists seem to think it was a good … Continue reading

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An Orangeman could attract Catholic votes if ……

During and after the UUP leadership election campaign, there was plenty of media focus upon the implications of Tom Elliott’s membership of the Orange Order.  In my last post, I highlighted an article by Liam Clarke.  Clarke suggested that Elliott should be … Continue reading

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Politics, Plate tectonics and the destruction of the Liberal Democrats

Before the recent General Election, David Cameron boasted that the Conservatives would have a Candidate in all 650 seats across the UK. The 650 became 649 when it was decided not to field a CU candidate in Fermanagh and South … Continue reading

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Conservative leadership still wants link with the UUP?

I don’t know whether or not I should be feeling depressed or excited.  Certainly, if there was no prospect of a new centre-right party in the offing, it would be the former.  Yesterday, the Newsletter reported: “Co-chair of the Conservative … Continue reading

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McGuinness Invitation: Conservatives must not be distracted by history

Most jokes offend some person or group.  That is because most of them involve some kind of prejudice or man’s inhumanity to man.  I enjoy most jokes.  I also completely understand that they are offensive to people who would identify … Continue reading

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More alternative medicine needed to make NHS cheaper and better

My sister is a very successful medicine person.  She is qualified as a Nutritional therapist and a Kinesiologist.  I will use the pseudonym “Susan” when I refer to her.  Her identity does not need to be known on this blog.  After all, … Continue reading

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Cutting public spending creates more votes for the Conservatives in 5 years time?

An interesting angle on the budget has been provided by James Forsyth in the Spectator.  Forsyth portrays George Osborne as a Tory equivalent of Gordon Brown, seeing the budget in terms of political calculation.  He believes that whereas Brown created … Continue reading

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