Andrew Cadman: Give Duncan Smith credit for his welfare reforms. But not the Tory...

Well, it looks like he may have pulled it off. After years of vilification, contempt and manoeuvrings against him, Iain Duncan Smith is finally rolling out universal credit, a major and far-sighted reform to...
Conservative Woman readers

Reader’s Comment of the Day: Bring on Armageddon and get shot of Dave

In response to David Keighley: Big three parties morph into one ghastly green blob. We mugs pick up bill, The PrangWizard of England wrote: I was musing over breakfast this morning what a horrible choice faces...

Rev Julian Mann: Ash Wednesday reminds us that every penitent sinner can receive God’s...

Message of God's redeeming love in Ash Wednesday Collect The message of God’s redeeming love in Jesus Christ as contained in the Church of England’s Collect for Ash Wednesday is of supreme importance. Instead of...
labour councils

Kathy Gyngell: It will cost a fortune and take for ever. The madness of...

I find it hard to believe that no questions have been asked about the cost of the new ‘historic child abuse’ inquiry. Not least because since it was first announced last July by the Home...

Chris McGovern: Lessons in happiness? Another power grab by the Blob

“Happiness lessons” are back in the news. According to The Daily Telegraph, ex-Health Minister Lord Rarzi and former Government advisor Lord Layard have produced a report accusing our education system of a “grossly inhumane”...
Conservative Woman readers

Reader’s Comment of the Day: What’s wrong with dodging the taxman?

In response to Nick Wood: Bank error in Miliband’s favour. Who will defend the market economy?, Mclane wrote: I avoid tax. I engage fully in tax avoidance. I have an ISA. I go abroad to buy my...
cannabis

Kathy Gyngell: How much evidence do we need? Cannabis wrecks young lives

I have always loathed cannabis and what I’ve seen it does to people. From my very first encounter at university when I watched the making and the passing of the spliff ritual, I thought...

Alistair Thompson: A simple flat rate of income tax would sweep away the hypocritical...

“The problem with you Mr Cameron is your backbone doesn’t reach your brain!” Firstly, dear reader, apologies for misquoting the great Lady Thatcher, but I am profoundly concerned at the appalling level of political rhetoric...

David Keighley: Big three parties morph into one ghastly green blob. We mugs pick...

The legend of King Canute is probably apocryphal. But according to chronicler Henry of Huntingdon, the Saxon warlord demonstrated to his flattering courtiers in a lonely and rather soggy south coast vigil that kings could not control...
Boris Johnson

Laura Perrins: Boris makes the supreme sacrifice of renouncing his US passport. Lucky Yanks

Boris Johnson is to surrender his American citizenship, The Sunday Times tells us, "to make it clear that his loyalty was to Britain rather than the country of his birth”. We are to believe...