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.

Reader’s Comment: Can TCW offer me a safe space?

In response to TCW Editors: Big-mouth Bob Geldof sails away with our Remoaner of the Year award, choccycobnobs wrote:

Since I didn't win any bubbly, can I have a trigger warning, a safe space and a good blub? Or will I just make do with a job in academia?

Well done to the winners.

  • Politically__Incorrect

    I suggest you challenge the decision in the High Court

    • choccycobnobs

      I would but they seem to be struggling with the concept of democracy at the moment.

      • Politically__Incorrect

        That’s true. “Democracy” means voting for the Left in their view. Voting for anything to the right of Corbyn is “populism”.

      • Tethys

        What you refer to was a parody of democracy.

  • Craig Martin

    No prizes for simply turning up?
    You mean, like, I would actually HAVE TO WIN in order to win anything?
    This just isn’t fair.