Kathy Gyngell: Is our last conservative commentator Peter Hitchens really on holiday? 

Peter Hitchens’s aficionados will have noticed that his Mail on Sunday column has not appeared for two weeks. Notably, the critical last two weeks of the general election campaign. A funny time you might think...
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Reader’s Comment of the Day: It’s time for some real conservatism 

In response to Holly’s Letter From America: Thanks to Sturgeon, Cameron won, Politically__Incorrect wrote: I am a Ukip supporter and voted Ukip last Thursday, in a constituency which was a one of the hotly contested...

Paul T Horgan: Shy Tories saved us in 1992. This time ‘Terrified Tories’ did...

Well, as Sir John Major once said, who'd have thought it? David Cameron has managed the apparently impossible feat of an incumbent securing more seats in a second election after a full term. Labour's...

Dan Munford: How the Scottish Nationalists torpedoed Labour’s prospects down south

There were two winners in the 2015 General Election: in Scotland, the SNP; in England, the Conservatives.  Over the election campaign we witnessed the two parties find common interest in savaging the Labour and...
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Reader’s Comment of the Day: Labour’s prejudice against men cost them votes

In response to Laura Perrins: White van and pink bus. The story of Labour’s collapse, ThisIsTwentyFifteen wrote: Thank you for this, Laura. It's so refreshing (and rare) to read an article that actually says something...

Nick Wood: The Wizard of Oz saved Cameron’s bacon

Rumour had it that Lynton Crosby was booked on a plane back to his native Australia immediately after the election – another straw in the wind that appeared to suggest that David Cameron would...

Leslie Loftis: An unaccompanied child is reason to call the police in the US....

Readers might have heard about American helicopter mothering trends in which parents, usually mothers, constantly supervise all aspects of their child’s life, to the extent that children are rarely out of the sight of...

Rev Julian Mann: We must turn away from worshipping the false god of materialism

This is an edited version of a sermon preached today at the Parish Church of the Ascension, Oughtibridge. Preparing for this morning, another 1970s schoolboy memory of the Ten Commandments crept into my mind. I...

Holly’s Letter From America: Thanks to Sturgeon, Cameron won 

David Cameron is the first Conservative Prime Minister since Margaret Thatcher to win two consecutive General Elections.  The man does not deserve that honour.  In fact, he has been so un-conservative that he completely...
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Chris McGovern:  Bring back O-levels and watch school standards soar

According to their general election manifesto the Conservatives “know what works in education”. It is: “great teachers; brilliant leadership; rigour in the curriculum; discipline in the classroom; proper exams.”  The past five years have...