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.

Andrew Cadman

Andrew Cadman

Dr Cadman is a London-based Data Scientist/Developer with extensive experience in scientific research, IT development and entrepreneurial start-ups. He is a member of Ukip.
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Andrew Cadman: Direct democracy is the only answer to corrosive identity politics

Do you remember when, one by one, as the terrible grooming scandals were exposed, MPs walked the plank in Rotherham, Rochdale, Oxford and Newcastle? After all, they had let down a significant demographic of their constituents in the most terrible way. How much more offensive can you get than to be regarded as a piece […]


Andrew Cadman: Today’s Big Brother is the lovechild of Marx and Google

“Talk like a hippie, act like a gangster”. Originally said of Hollywood, in fact true of all “creative” professions. Good advice for any young person starting out in the world of work is to watch their back if they are told on their induction day that “this company is a family”, or “we want this […]


Andrew Cadman: We are paying a high price for the feminisation of Britain

So President Donald Trump has banned transgenders from serving in the American military. The decision is brutal, discriminatory, exclusive, logical and right. And masculine. It shows how far we have travelled in Western civilisation during recent years that such a decision seems remotely controversial, because our society has become so completely, utterly feminised at every […]


Andrew Cadman: Control of immigration is the key to Brexit’s success

The Devil makes work for idle hands to do. It’s holiday time, Parliament is in recess and the air is thicker than a pea soup fog with talk of Tory Brexit betrayals. “Broad agreement on a transition period”, says Hammond. “No there isn’t”, says Liam Fox. “Boris to resign as Foreign Secretary” says Cable. “No I […]


Andrew Cadman: The mainstream media is out of touch with the real world

“MPs to grill Muslim leaders over attacks targeting women”, screamed the headline in the Evening Standard. Thank goodness something is at last being done. It hardly needs saying that in recent months and years we have been faced with escalating attacks specifically targeting women and young girls: acid attacks; the terrible Islamist bombing of a […]


Andrew Cadman: Tories funk Brexit’s offer of a conservative revolution

It’s High Noon, and the outlaw Corbyn is rolling into town, eagerly awaited by his Momentum gang. Banged up since the 1980s, they have waited a long time for revenge…. Unfortunately, the Tories are not exactly Gary Cooper. In the film, his character Marshal Kane reckons that running is both shameful and futile, and he must face his […]