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.

Kathy Gyngell

Kathy Gyngell

Kathy is Co-Editor of The Conservative Woman
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The Kathy Gyngell Interview: North Korea’s mad dictator is nearly as bad as Pol Pot, says writer JP Floru

(JP Floru is a writer and author who has written extensively about political economy in the Far East. ‘The Sun Tyrant’: A Nightmare called Korea is his most recent and most daring book. At considerable risk to himself he kept a diary on his recent visit to North Korea. His account of this benighted country is enough […]


Kathy Gyngell: Farage’s Breaking Point poster told an inconvenient truth

The British ‘liberal’ political elite still hasn’t ‘got it’ on immigration. Pretending it’s not a problem is proving a hard habit to kick. Unfortunately, politicians and their ‘progressive’ left friends in the media have been hooked on this habit for years. As with any addict the worse their problem gets the more intransigent they become. […]


Kathy Gyngell: Female Dr Who is latest chapter in BBC feminist vendetta against men

The great announcement has been made. ‘Look who’s ‘Tardis bound’ and tipped to be the first female doctor today’, The Mail on Sunday dared to declare in advance. They called it right. Around 4 o’clock yesterday, as soon as that all male Roger Federer had smashed his way to his eighth Wimbledon victory, the BBC […]


The Kathy Gyngell Interview: Weaker pound would boost our economy, says Brexit businessman John Mills

(John Mills is an entrepreneur and Chair of Labour Leave. His latest book, Britain’s Achilles Heel – Our Uncompetitive Pound argues that the root of Britain’s stagnating and relatively low productivity lies in the long-term strength of the pound and the de-industrialisation that has ensued. He writes: ‘Reversing the process calls for a commitment to re-expanding […]


Kathy Gyngell: Those who live by faux outrage die by it – Times hacks please note

The Thunderer no longer thunders. It outrages instead. In fact, it’s become a veritable organ for the intolerant culture of complaint and identity politics. Tuesday’s comment section was a case in point. First up was Daniel Finklestein opining on why the Tories should embrace the Human Rights Act to keep them onside with the votes of the […]


Kathy Gyngell: Breaking BBC news – Brexit gives you cancer…and nuclear fallout

Ask a panel to select the two greatest fears of modern life.  The two least Pointless answers would be nuclear holocaust and cancer. Wrap them together and, hey presto, you’ve got Project Fear with knobs on. I am referring to the BBC’s latest anti-Brexit threat, which involves no less than our fundamental safety from accidental radiation and access […]