One of the few traditional Conservatives to have served on the Tory front bench under Cameron, Paterson was Secretary of State for Northern Ireland before being promoted to the more high profile role of Secretary of State for Defra.

Candidate of the day

Owen Paterson

One day to go and Sir John Major has weighed in. “Labour divides to rule. To win votes they will turn rich against poor; north against south; worker against boss." We hope we don't wake up with them on Friday.

Hero of the day

Sir John Major

Another awful Labour woman. The fact Ed Miliband’s carved his pledges in stone doesn't mean he might not break them, campaign chief Lucy Powell has said.

Villain of the day

Lucy Powell



Back marriage. Restore grammar schools. Leave the EU.

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Leslie Loftis’s America Watch: We have just witnessed the death of the GOP

Kathy Gyngell and Laura Perrins asked me to write this weekly column for the US election cycle because, as befitting The Conservative Woman mission statement of providing principle  Read More

BBC Watch

David Keighley’s BBC Watch: Radio 4’s Mark Mardell wears his EU flag on his sleeve

Mark Mardell was the BBC’s first ‘Europe’ editor, appointed to the role back in 2006. The circumstances are very relevant to the EU referendum now underway. Back then, the EU  Read More

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Kathy Gyngell: Lefty bishops rumbled. Thought for the Day is hugely biased against the market economy

Of the many compelling arguments the respected Institute of Economic Affairs makes today for privatising the BBC commercially the one that struck me most was the BBC’s bias. Mos  Read More


Laura Perrins: Jealous feminists want ‘me-ternity’ leave – maternity leave without a baby

The feminists have finally lost it. They have gone uber-mental. The feminists are now demanding their employers pay them … not to work. They want   Read More

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Lefty Lunacy: Corbyn’s virtue signalling is not enough for Church

Eco luvvie and part-time demonstrator Charlotte Church has decided to abandon Labour and vote for Plaid Cymru. After TCW reported actress Emma Thomps   Read More

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Fox on Friday: Keep Corbyn’s man out of City Hall

As I am sure none of us with the slightest interest in politics need reminding, the European Union referendum is just over seven weeks away. Usually, I would use this column to add  Read More