May 25, 2014
The Conservative Group in Kirklees at the 2014 Local Election managed to hold every seat where it had a sitting councillor. Bearing in mind Labour gains and Tory losses elsewhere in the country this was a fantastic result. At this stage of the electoral cycle Labour really ought to be doing better!
With Labour’s lead in the national polls narrowing the results in Kirklees are encouraging for the Parliamentary seats that will be contested in the region at next years general election.
April 13, 2010
You can read it here
In short the Conservatives plan:
· to build a new economic model
· to build the Big Society
· to build a political system where people have more power and control over their lives.
Compare it with Labour’s manifesto and its:
· Big State -v-Big Society
· Government meddling-v- Trusting people
· Big debt and Borrowing -v-Prudence and New Economics.
January 18, 2010
The most radical policy that will be put forward by the Conservatives at the general election relates to Schools. Michael Gove is putting together a package which if implemented correctly will radically reform the way children are educated and give their parents a genuine choice as to where they want to send their children.
The first draft of the schools section of the manifesto has been published and is here. David Cameron’s speech on schools which he gave this morning can be read here.
February 25, 2009
This morning David & Samantha Cameron’s son Ivan died. My deepest and sincere condolences go out to the Cameron family.
January 28, 2009
The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has today painted a very gloomy picture on the state of UK finances in the years to come with a prediction that it will take 20 years for UK debt to return to pre crisis levels and that £20 billion worth of tax rises or spending cuts will be necessary to achieve the improvement in the public finances set out in the PBR.
This forecast is in effect confirmation of this campaign video released by the Conservatives two weeks ago in that future generations will be straddled with debt left behind behind by Gordon Brown and his incompetent Government. Despite the plethora of gloomy economic news including job losses and record numbers of house repossessions, Gordon Brown refuses to acknowledge that he hasn’t ended economic boom and bust, a point put to him at today’s PMQ’s by David Cameron.
January 14, 2009
Today’s announcement by the Government of the £20bn loan guarantee to small and medium-sized firms to help them deal with the recession is a watered down rip of Tory Policy announced by David Cameron a few weeks ago. This follows fast on the heels of the Tory policy to subsidise employers to take on people who have been out of work being adopted by the Government a few days ago.
Admittedly the Conservatives are calling for loan guarantees of £50bn but its very odd that the the Government accuses the Conservatives of being the ‘do nothing party’ (repeated again at PMQ’s by Brown today) when facing the most serious economic downturn this country has seen for decades yet is prepared to steal adopt policies put forward by the Conservatives.
If Gordon Brown and his team are unable to come up with ideas and policies of their own and are simply going to adopt everything the Conservatives propose – obviously after criticising them first, why don’t they just ask the Tories to take over and do everything to deal with the recession?