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Tory RoadTrip2015: From fighting for a Conservative majority to bringing young people into politics

In response to research that suggested more young people are becoming right wing, or in better terms, classical liberal – some knowingly and some naturally without even being political in the traditional sense – the left chose two desperate positions. 421 more words

3 Seats Challenge

In Praise of….Council staff

Last night for the eighth year in a row I had to take to the airwaves to defend council staff against the amateur and incompetent attacks of the Taxpayers Alliance. 1,300 more words

@grantshapps Thanks for the follow :-)

For a change some good news. Imagine my delight when I woke this morning and found that overnight Grant Shapps, chairman of the Conservative Party had followed me on Twitter. 267 more words


Hot Potato

The Story

Imagine for a moment, if you will, that the word potato means housing minister.

No, seriously.

Now recall the classic children’s rhyme: One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato…Four! 1,551 more words

UK Housing

Rump Parliament

Given the long history of British democracy, it is almost reassuring to know that politics in 1648 was just as sordid as politics in 2014. 844 more words


It takes more than Eric Pickles, Patrick McLoughlin and NBE16 to stop a lap-dancing club

Imagine Ashbourne in twenty year’s time. It’s a very different place than we have now. Overlooking the whole town centre is a 12-storey block of flats built on the edge of the Rec. 1,554 more words



I get these annoying and quite contradictory emails from both Labour and Conservatie Party HQ’s.

Each one is laughable in its own way and they speak to me, therefore everyone, like I am some sort of idiot and completely shite at mathematics 101. 394 more words