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: The Right must fight on in 2017

In response to Kathy Gyngell: The cultural counter-revolution of 2016 is only a beginning, North Angle wrote:

There's only one way 2017 is going to be as good, or better, than 2016 - and that's if we, as true conservatives:

1 - Ditch political correctness in all its forms and rail against the Left at every opportunity, to anyone and everyone, without fear

2 - Teach our children about conservative values and the dangers of cultural Marxism so that they understand that their teachers do not teach, they indoctrinate

3 - Protest against the mainstream media; do not buy their newspapers, do not pay their TV tax

There is no balance in this country. The Left hold sway. Until balance is restored, we must fight.

  • John Birch

    Spot on

  • Bob Marshall

    Very well said, NA. Thank you. and a Happy New Year to you.

    • North Angle

      Cheers, same to you ;o)

  • Sheik Rhat el Anrhol

    No – one should always to attack their political positions by dissecting their naive and adolescent idiocy.

    This is not hard but requires patience.

    Deride them from a position of irrefutable logic rather than slogans.

    However, I do like `you can’t make a poor man richer by making a rich man poorer’ and the socialist mantra:-

    1 You have money
    2 I do not have money
    3 Therefore you must give your money to me

  • Major Tom

    Agreed – however much they like to portray themselves as our intellectual superiors I don’t think the political left have ever been cleverer or more intelligent than the political right – it’s simply been a case of the right giving up without a fight – yet on occasions when the right does assert itself and has brilliantly exposed the left for the astounding hypocrisy it really is – the left have had nothing else in it political armory to hit back with except feet stamping and mud slinging – but as Margaret Thatcher once said …

    ‘I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left. ‘

  • David

    An excellent set plans for action !

  • weirdvisions

    I agree your every point. However the mainstream media is better titled the moan-scream media because that’s all they ever seem to do about things they don’t like. Such as the public thinking for themselves and voting the “wrong” way.

  • Very well said, North Angle. I would only add that one weapon that the Right has not used enough against the Left, is simple mockery and ridicule.

    And, at the risk of – literally – blowing my own trumpet, that’s what I try to do, both with my blog and on Twitter. A Tweet I wrote today was, I think, quite undermining of the Left, judging by its reception. Hope you good readers here enjoy it, too:

    • WFC

      I was triggered by your traumatic event.

      I assume that the hateful woman who looked at you in that manner was married … to a man!

      Take a puppy!