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 The Laura Perrins Interview: The Tory Party is rotten and can’t be rebuilt, says Peter Hitchens Caroline Farrow: The ‘Day of Rage’ is the Left’s temper tantrum at defeat Niall McCrae: Anarchy in the UK? No thanks, Jeremy Jane Kelly: Sam Taylor Wood embodies all that is wrong with modern ‘art’ […]

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Lefty Lunacy: Another retreat by the Christian church – hardly news any more

A Church in Wales deacon has spent the day prior to her ordination fasting at a mosque to commemorate Ramadan. In the spirit of the modern, kowtowing spirit of the CofE, Sara Roberts said that there were “many reasons” why she did this, not least to “to show solidarity to our Muslim neighbours” and to […]

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Lefty Lunacy: Cable’s dirty dozen seek to defy democracy

Tim Farron was hounded out for being a Christian. Now his job is up for grabs, and cometh the hour, cometh the moaner. Writing to Lib Dem members, Vince Cable says that “there is a big space in British politics which I am determined that we should occupy”. If sore losers living in big houses […]

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Lefty Lunacy: Skittles taste the online outrage

Normally, the people who make the sweets Skittles tell you to ‘taste the rainbow’, but in ditching their branding to promote LGBT causes, they have been left to taste the mob. In order to support Gay Pride month, the confectionary known for their rainbow packets has released all-white sweets in an all-white wrapper, saying that […]

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TCW Week in Review

Six of the best Laura Perrins: Smearing the DUP foreshadows a hard left coup Niall McCrae: Corbyn’s angry young stormtroopers are forged in heartless nurseries Kathy Gyngell: Come back Nigel, your country needs you Prudence Dailey: Why a true blue Tory didn’t vote for Mrs May’s ‘nasty party’ Chris McGovern: Corbyn’s surge has its roots […]

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Lefty Lunacy: Beardy activists kick off at non-veggies

The owners of a Derbyshire restaurant have been forced to remove foie gras – the goose-based French delicacy – from their menu after being besieged by animal rights activists. David and Samantha McHattie of the Bridge Inn had been repeatedly “bullied and intimidated” by four separate protests, with one customer being left “visibly shaken” by […]

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