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 Cerberus’s Election Watch: Don’t panic – The Tories often lose the campaign but win the war David Keighley’s BBC Election Watch: Cruel Tories smashed the miners and gave us Brexit Karen Harradine: We should ally with Muslim reformers to conquer the Islamist threat Jason Newman: Poverty is a lifestyle choice Paul […]

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Lefty Lunacy: Corbyn sizes up Number 10’s curtains for his Commie cat

Another by-product of the tightening polls is the ever increasing cockiness of Corbyn’s crew – starting with the man himself. Corbyn was caught out when he said that he had considered how his cat, called El Gato, would get on with Larry the Number 10 cat. He must have been speaking to YouGov. He was […]

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Lefty Lunacy: Russell Brand approves of Corbyn hanging out with terrorists

Russell Brand has swung his almighty voice (the one that did Ed Miliband so much good in 2015) behind Jeremy Corbyn to be Prime Minister as he is “strong and stable” (Yes, he actually said that.) He denounced the reporting on Corbyn’s IRA-supporting past as Fake News, saying that he was “ahead of his time” […]

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Lefty Lunacy: Plunging necklines offend precious wimmin

A university in Belgium has caused offence after advising female students to wear low-cut outfits to their graduation ceremony. The email, sent to medical students at the Brussels Free University, said that “from an aesthetic point of view…it is better for young women to wear a dress or a skirt, and a nice revealing neckline.” […]

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Lefty Lunacy: Is Diane a hair’s breadth away from the Home Office?

In just over 10 days, Diane Abbott could be Home Secretary, and she was on the telly over the weekend giving us a taster of what could be to come. When quizzed about her pro-IRA views in the mid-1980s, she quipped that this particular instance “was 34 years ago, I had a rather splendid afro […]

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TCW Week in Review

Six of the best Kathy Gyngell: Time to get tough with the would-be jihadists in our midst Laura Perrins: Our clichéd, spineless response to Manchester is the terrorists’ biggest victory Cerberus: May is taking a big long-term risk by ditching Thatcherism Niall McCrae and Roger Watson: Weakened by Marxism, the Church is helpless before militant […]

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