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.

TCW Week in Review

Reader’s Comment: Women are grossly under-represented in the sewage business

David Davis MP: The EU hasn’t created any jobs

Kathy Gyngell: Donald’s on his way to the White House and the ‘wimmin’ had better get over it

Lefty Lunacy: Facts about immigration disgust the Left

Reader’s Comment: The EU is sowing the seeds of its own destruction

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‘New Look’ Features

Hillary Clinton

Leslie Loftis’s America Watch: To understand Hillary just follow her money

Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. If that phrasing sounds familiar, it is how “independent” Obamacare advocate hired by the White House, Jonathan Gruber, desc  Read More

Evan Davis (Chatham House, Flickr)

David Keighley’s BBC Watch: The pro-EU bias is still there but better disguised

When it comes to impartiality, which planet does Newsnight – the BBC’s television news and current affairs flagship programme – inhabit? Over the past six weeks the programme  Read More

White House

Kathy Gyngell: Donald’s on his way to the White House and the ‘wimmin’ had better get over it

When, oh when, in this libertarian brave new world is someone going to stick up for Donald Trump and defend his right to offend whoever he pleases? I’ll put my cards on the table  Read More

baby womb

Laura Perrins: The hypocrisy of the nanny state pro-choicers

The pro-choice extremists have launched a campaign called We Trust Women to call for the decriminalisation of abortion up to birth. I have talked abou  Read More

UK Border

Lefty Lunacy: Facts about immigration disgust the Left

Oddly enough, this time it’s the BBC on the receiving end of lefty scorn as scores complained about a documentary on London’s East End. The docume   Read More

Europe (Thijs ter Haar)

Fox on Friday: The EU makes a stealthy move towards common European taxation

On Wednesday night, the European Union’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee quietly passed a chilling piece of legislation. It calls for every one of the 500 million people   Read More