Nicky Morgan

Laura Perrins: Nicky Morgan makes it a “priority” to discriminate against one-earner families

What a good compliant minister Nicky Morgan is. On Woman’s Hour this morning, she slavishly toed the party line, on childcare and the family allowance. After singing the praises of teachers, Jenni Murray turned to...

Laura Perrins: Midwives perform miracles. Pay them their measly one per cent rise

Midwives will go on strike for the first time as part of concerted industrial action by NHS staff over the Government’s rejection of a recommended one per cent pay rise. They will walk out for...

Laura Perrins: Can you imagine a woman MP getting away with a sex joke...

I have finally thought of the reason why Boris Johnson irritates me so much. I have written about his less than conservative credentials before and the fact that he offers no real policies on...
David Cameron

Kathy Gyngell: Politics without passion. A parade of pygmies at the party conference

'He lied and he lied and he lied.’ From my TV on Sunday evening came the Conservative party chairman’s petulant schoolboy voice complaining about Mark Reckless’s defection to Ukip. Is this what the chairman’s opening party...

Chris McGovern: Boris is right. Only an out of touch elite oppose grammar schools

Boris Johnson has renewed his call for more grammar schools, describing them as vehicles for “social mobility” that politicians of all parties “conspired” to destroy. He is right and, as a general election draws...

Laura Perrins: Ordinary people are not the problem. Ordinary leaders are

They want to live like common people, they want to live like common people like you. Or if not live like us, at least connect with us, and our concerns. It seems that all...

Laura Perrins: Time for the Conservatives to be a party of ideas, not just...

With the children in bed I had time to flick through my Twitter feed on the Conservative Party Conference #CPC14 from the comfort of my couch, just before Downton came on. I was interested to...

Matthew Walsh: Ukip is far from Reckless. It is the only real political party...

When the Prime Minister received the news that Mark Reckless was in Doncaster the day before the Tory conference he must have been praying that the Eurosceptic MP had been on the sauce again...
Obama

Holly’s Letter from America: Obama, the Messiah turns from peace to war

So Obama, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, has become a war president. He’s reluctant about it all, so apparently that makes it OK. Still, a moment’s reflection on the irony of this situation...

Kathy Gyngell: Why won’t British women speak out against feminism? Please send us your...

Three weeks ago I blogged about Christina Hoff Sommers of the American Enterprise Institute. She is an impressive defender of the truth about feminism. If anyone wants to see her in action on feminism's...