Alistair Thompson: Concessions to social conservatives and a home ownership revival can save the...

Flatlining in the polls and with less than 70 days to voting, the Prime Minister must rediscover aspiration. This weekend The Sunday Times reported on the growing sense of unease within the Conservative Party over its dismal poll rating. Since...

Chris McGovern: Hurrah for schools minister Nick Gibb. It hasn’t taken him 23 years...

Able primary school pupils are not fulfilling their potential as they pass through secondary school. Two thirds of children who achieved Level 5 in national assessments (SATs) at age 11 do not go on...

Laura Perrins: You back gay marriage? Polygamy is fine then

Some conservatives believe that now the gay marriage debate is ‘settled’ the Left and the Right will gather round the great campfire of wonder, all holding hands while singing Kumbaya. It will be a glorious...
Conservative Woman readers

Reader’s Comment of the Day: Powell was a prophet without honour in his own...

In response to Andrew Cadman: Ukip is a better vehicle for modern conservative thought, therealguyfaux wrote: To mix a biblical metaphor or two, Powell was a "prophet without honour in his own land, who came unto his...
Underage pregnancy

Laura Keynes: How my dream birth turned into a nightmare. Official maternity guidelines are...

I’ve just a seen a headline that feels like a slap in the face. ‘Give all mums one-to-one midwife care, NHS is told’. It’s the latest NICE guidelines for staffing levels on NHS labour wards....
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Kathy Gyngell: Mother knows best about childcare. Still we waste £5 billion a year...

Whenever I read a new report on the state of the nation’s childcare industry, I get a sense of déjà vu. The latest, from the House of Lords Committee on Affordable Childcare, motivated by the...
Conservative Woman readers

Reader’s Comment of the Day: Ukip is gaining across the political spectrum

In response to Andrew Cadman: Ukip is a better vehicle for modern conservative thought, Condelfan wrote:  Great article Conservative Woman. Ukip is to be congratulated for gaining support across party lines for strong conservative ideals. In the...

Rev Julian Mann: Wesley’s comeback in evangelical colours is grounds for hope

It may sound obvious but the 1960s followed the 1950s. Spiritual and moral decisions taken in the aftermath of World War II cannot but have prepared the ground for the social disaster that the 1960s ushered in. The watering down...

Harry Benson: Perverse incentives. £200 if you marry, more than £7,000 to split up

It should be a flagship policy, launched at us with great fanfare and media blitz. Yes, the new Marriage Allowance will finally come into force two months before the end of a five-year government. If you’re eligible,...
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Andrew Cadman: Rail boss’s crass bias against men should cost him his job

Do we really wonder why the suicide rate is so much higher for men than it is for women when our society now accepts casual misandry as the norm? The head of network rail,...