Category Archives: Tory Party

General Election Reshuffle sends Gove to Defra.

  I was away in Germany last week looking at how they are restoring Floodplain Meadows in the Region of Hessen. More on that anon. First though, a few thoughts on the election and in particular the rehabilitation of Michael … Continue reading

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IEA may end up gagging on its own sock puppet

  Charities are to be banned from using “tax payers’ money” to influence Parliament, Government or Political Parties, the so called “sock puppet” issue. The Government has decided to introduce this change in legislation, as a result of a campaign … Continue reading

Posted in Charities campaigning, Institute of Economic Affairs, libertarians, neoliberalism, sock puppet, Think Tanks, Tory Party, Uncategorized, voluntary sector | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Rochester byelection; Both UKIP and Tory candidates convert to defence of Lodge Hill

The Rochester and Strood byelection is shaping up to be one of the most significant moments in British politics for many a long year. While Douglas Carswell’s victory at Clacton was long anticipated, if Mark Reckless wins next week, the … Continue reading

Posted in Labour, Lodge Hill, Mark Reckless, Tory Party, UKIP, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

UKIP – the new Monday Club?

Bastions of Power: The Institute of Directors           The problem with the internet is that it is easy to make connections between people, events and organisations: you could call it a conspiracy theory generator. It is … Continue reading

Posted in Charities campaigning, corporate lobbying, deregulation, neoliberalism, the far right, Think Tanks, Tory Party, UKIP, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

UKIP Chairman Steve Crowther – Master of Spin, and lover of Sharks?

UKIP chairman and North Devonian Steve Crowther was heavily involved in campaigning against a windfarm out in the Bristol Channel, and worked with the local CPRE group, as I described in a previous blog. At that time I had singularly … Continue reading

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Thought Spending Cuts were to reduce Public Debt? Think again

Last week David Cameron told the Tory Conference that under the Coalition the country was “paying down its debt.” This, after all, we are told is the reason why we have had to endure: The worst cuts in public services … Continue reading

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Tory Constituency Candidates: of the people, by the people, for the people?

Here’s an interesting little insight into the inner workings of the Tory party, thanks to Conservative Home website. Hertsmere constituency is one of the safest Tory seats in the Country. They need to choose a new Tory Candidate as James … Continue reading

Posted in General Election 2015, politics, Tory Party | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments