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

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THE REAL CONSERVATIVE MANIFESTO

Back marriage. Restore grammar schools. Leave the EU.

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TCW Week in Review

Six of the best Niall McCrae: Labour MP Caroline Flint is a hero of the Brexit revolution Kathy Gyngell: Farage’s Breaking Point poster told an inconvenient truth Chris McGovern: The Blob is intent on churning out a generation of Corbynistas David Keighley’s BBC Watch: Forget bias, Ministers fret over the meaningless ‘gender pay gap’ Laura […]

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Lefty Lunacy: Biscuit company braced for a Scots Nat strop

A biscuit manufacturer is preparing for a backlash from the bored Scottish Nationalists of Twitter. Tunnock’s, the people who make the tea cake biscuit, have added the Union Jack and ‘Made in Great Britain’ to its packaging in order to enhance the branding for Japanese customers. When they described their biscuit as “The Great British […]

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Lefty Lunacy: TV ads to feature women down coal mines

In an attempt to erase “stereotypical gender roles”, a watchdog is to ban TV adverts showing men failing to do household tasks. The Advertising Standards Authority said that adverts that contained women being limited to ‘traditional’ gender roles had “costs for individuals, the economy and society”. In which case, we should expect the next Persil […]

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Lefty Lunacy: King’s College is ashamed of its founding fathers

King’s College London has sought to make itself less “alienating” by airbrushing its white past and creating a “wall of diversity”. The pictures of the university’s founding fathers in their Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience are living on borrowed time, being deemed too “intimidating” for ethnic minorities walking past. There’s more – teaching materials, […]

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TCW Week in Review

Six of the best Laura Perrins: The right to bear arms protects Americans against an over-mighty State David Keighley’s BBC Brexit Watch: May’s new spinner picks a fight with Fox Jane Kelly: The politicisation of grief makes us all alone Kathy Gyngell: Those who live by faux outrage die by it – Times hacks please […]

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Lefty Lunacy: London Underground goes gender neutral

Transport for London workers have been told to stop using the term “ladies and gentlemen” because it is deemed ‘offensive’. In an effort to go ‘gender-neutral’, TfL bosses have told their staff to use the term “good morning everyone” in order to signify the fact that gender has been consigned to the dustbin of history. […]

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