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

.

THE REAL CONSERVATIVE MANIFESTO

Back marriage. Restore grammar schools. Leave the EU.

Dr Peter Saunders: Completely decriminalising abortion will make women less safe

Reader’s Comment: Self-loathing conservatives are the real enemy

Laura Perrins: Bullying Ofsted insists little girls study transgenderism

  • Nick Booth: Corbyn plays to white privilege at ghastly Glasto

    Simon Marcus: Stop and search works in Glasgow, why not in London?

    Reader’s Comment: Welby needs to be introduced to Christianity


    Subscribe to TCW's Weekly Email

    Features

    un-sanjitbakshi

    Leslie Loftis’s America Watch: The UN is close to signing its own death warrant

    It is no secret that Brits and Americans do not, as a general matter, see eye to eye on the issue of Israel. For the purposes of this discussion, however, it is only important that  Read More

    Gordon Brown (fotologic)

    David Keighley’s BBC Watch: Let’s forget that Brown tried to do a deal with DUP ‘bigots’

    The BBC has quickly found a new villain to kick. Is its next mission – after four years branding those who oppose immigration and especially Ukip as divisive racists – to tar t  Read More

    BBC Broadcasting House

    Kathy Gyngell: Scenting Tory blood, the BBC crank up the anti-Brexit propaganda

    The BBC have always had a keen nose for Tory weakness. And how they took advantage last week. If you thought the volume of their anti-Brexit coverage couldn’t be ratcheted up fur  Read More

    transgender-2-ted-eyton

    Laura Perrins: Bullying Ofsted insists little girls study transgenderism

    Do you remember the scheme to introduce British Values into schools? It was some sort of government driven claptrap designed to stop secular state sch  Read More

    Armed Police (Yortw, Flickr)

    Lefty Lunacy: Right-on parents flip after kids learn about tackling terror

    A group and parents, backed up by people on the internet, have reacted with horror after their children were shown how to tackle terror. Pupils from K   Read More

    typewriter_girl

    Reader’s Comment: Self-loathing conservatives are the real enemy

    In response to Paul T Horgan: We are in for a nasty dose of socialism unless conservatives fight back soon, LoveMeIAmALiberal wrote: Conservatives will never take to the streets,   Read More