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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Lefty Lunacy: Profligate Prof has yacht got a clue

The vice-chancellor of one of the worst universities in the country is complaining because his £222,000 salary is ‘not enough’. Professor George Holmes, a former Labour adviser and vice-chancellor of Bolton University (yes, they have actually had one since 2004), has said university chiefs should be paid more or they would leave the country. Even […]


Lefty Lunacy: Cambridge University equality officer hates all white people

The head of Cambridge University’s Black and Minority Ethnic Society has launched a tirade against white people on Twitter. In response to riots in East London over the death of a black man in a police chase, Jason Osamede Okundaye tweeted that watching middle-class white people despair over black people protesting was “delicious” and that […]


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Lefty Lunacy: Banning real cars is not enough for the eco loons

The born-again green beans in Her Majesty’s Government have been criticised for not going “far enough or fast enough” in their efforts to ban things. After yesterday’s announcement banning sales of petrol and diesel cars from 2040 and handing a sack of cash to councils for tackling pollution, environmental activists are still not happy. Greenpeace […]


Lefty Lunacy: Dunkirk film is not ‘diverse’ enough

A film critic has been left high and dry after moaning that there were not enough women and “actors of colour” in World War II blockbuster Dunkirk. USA Today’s Brian Truitt said that he was disappointed “that there are only a couple of women and no lead actors of colour” which may “rub some the […]


Lefty Lunacy: Black Country folk ‘tainted’ by their heritage

The Black Country’s proud industrial heritage should apparently be forgotten because of the region’s historical ‘association’ with slavery. Matthew Stallard, a ‘historian of class and race’ at the University of Manchester, wrote for The Guardian (natch) that “there remains a general sense that Britons have not absorbed the full details of our imperial past or […]