Laura Perrins: Tough nut Sturgeon disproves the feminist fantasy that female leaders are gentler...

That Nicola Sturgeon lass is one tough nut. I, for one, would not like to come face to face with her down some dark Glaswegian alleyway. No, Sir. I disagree with her policies, of course,...
teacher training

Chris McGovern: Teachers will game the system so they look good in the new...

Many four-year-olds will face ‘baseline assessment’ when they enter reception class in September.  The Government says that it wishes to “improve how we measure primary pupils’ progress”. Although an ‘opt out’ is possible, most...
Conservative Woman readers

Reader’s Comment of the Day: Opponents of marriage want to make women hostages to...

In response to Kathy Gyngell: Election campaign secret No 1. Don’t mention what’s left of the family, timbazo wrote: Recommended reading - David Cooper's 'Death of the Family' - to show from where the opponents...

Matthew Walsh: Dave needs to chuck the kitchen sink at Ed after the TV...

ITV played host last night to the seven political leaders. The set resembled that of Channel 4 daytime quiz ‘Fifteen To One’, presumably the only set in the UK that could accommodate such a...
Traditional catholic values

Rev Julian Mann: Kew Gardens versus Garbage City, Cairo. The power of the Cross...

I have never seen as many crosses on people's homes as I saw in the Coptic Mokattam Settlement, known as Garbage City, during a recent visit to Cairo. The sign of the Crucifixion of...
Conservative Woman readers

Reader’s Comment of the Day: The sooner Scotland quits the UK the better

In response to Nick Wood: The SNP surge heralds a constitutional nightmare, Kingbingo wrote: I’m sure I am not the only southerner who feels extremely overtaxed by a State that I get very little value...

Laura Perrins: Social mobility suffers when a surgeon won’t marry his secretary. The global...

Something has happened to the word ‘elite’. My understanding of the word is that it signifies excellence, expertise and skill. If I was having brain surgery I would be delighted if my surgeon belonged...

Kathy Gyngell: Election campaign secret No 1. Don’t mention what’s left of the family

Among the perils of a spring clean is discovering filing boxes of  press cuttings and articles you do not even remember saving in the first place. Some you wish you’d junked at the time. ...
Conservative Woman readers

Reader’s Comment of the Day: Cameron has alienated his core vote

In response to Nick Wood: Cameron will have to go much further to win back his ‘disgruntled Tories’, MickC wrote: Cameron could not manage to win against Brown in the last election. Cameron cannot win this...

Nick Wood: The SNP surge heralds a constitutional nightmare

Are we heading for a constitutional crisis? As things stand – and, of course, they may change – the most likely outcome of the election is a minority Labour government propped up on a...