Tony Blair

Chris McGovern: Blair’s dream turns to dust. Too many graduates flunk literacy and numeracy...

Has Tony Blair’s dream finally come true? Has all that money he spent on education finally been proved worthwhile? As a percentage of GDP we spent more on education during his regime than any...
Nicky Morgan

Laura Perrins: Nicky Morgan’s latest wheeze. Get granny to read Postman Pat to the...

Another day, another story revealing what is lost by the feminist/progressive geniuses pushing mothers of young children into full-time work. It seems many parents cannot find the time to read to their child for...
Rona Fairhead

David Keighley: New BBC boss falls at the first hurdle. Bias? What bias?

The Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee have declared that Rona Fairhead is a suitable candidate to become next Chairman of the BBC Trust. No wonder our cynicism about politicians and the political class is at an...

Kathy Gyngell: Richard Branson take note. Teenagers and cannabis are a recipe for disaster

For years the great and the good of the drug legalising world – including members and former members of the Government’s own Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs - have consistently denied that...
David Cameron

Jill Kirby: Why did Cameron concede so much to Salmond? He could cost us...

In his last desperate bid to save Great Britain from splitting up, David Cameron declares that his country means more to him than his party. Indeed, in his panic-stricken desire to ingratiate himself with...

Tamara Chabe: Matthew Parris epitomises the emptiness of modern Conservatism

Matthew Parris’s recent article about Clacton-On-Sea has caused me to question what the Conservative Party actually stands for. I was very taken aback by the dismissive nature of the article. “Understand that Clacton-on-Sea is going nowhere....
Union Jack flag

Nick Wood: England and Scotland separated years ago. The Union is an empty shell

Here’s a figure worth considering when one studies the constitutional shambles engulfing Scotland and by extension the rest of the UK. In the four general elections since 1997, Scotland has sent 261 Mps to...

Richard Hyslop: Don’t let Salmond throw away 300 years of shared endeavour. A heartfelt...

This summer, as I sat in Ibrox with my family watching the Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens, my three-year-old son screamed “come on Scotland” with as much passion as he screamed “come on England”.  He...
Nick Clegg

Laura Perrins: Nick Clegg’s special talent. Spending other people’s money – lots of it

Who will stop the Liberal Democrats from spending all the money? Every announcement involves a promise to provide the nation with something for ‘free’ that will, in fact, cost a number that contains many,...

Deirdre Boyd: Farewell to Jim Dobbin – a great MP and tireless campaigner against...

Last weekend saw the death of a great but almost unknown warrior for patients’ rights and care. Jim Dobbin MP, the chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction, died suddenly...