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Cameron completes the paradoxical conference – Tories feel like the favourites

Cameron completes the paradoxical conference – Tories feel like the favourites

churchillsboot October 1, 2014 0

David Cameron didn’t need to give this speech. Ed Miliband had performed so badly last week, metaphorically and literally forgetting his lines, that the Prime Minister could have easily played it safe. He could

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Will Tories regret not doing a deal with UKIP?

Will Tories regret not doing a deal with UKIP?

churchillsboot September 30, 2014 0

UKIP looms large over this year’s Tory conference ensured by Reckless’ defection announced on the eve of the gathering in Birmingham. The Tories response to UKIP has matured in recent years. No longer do

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Courageous Carswell shows the laziness of the Tory defence of UKIP

Courageous Carswell shows the laziness of the Tory defence of UKIP

churchillsboot August 28, 2014 0

Douglas Carswell sent shockwaves through Westminster today with an unexpected and courageous defection to UKIP. Make no bones about it, Carswell is no loony of the right. He is a deeply respected, independent thinking

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Boris is back but a Prime Minister he can surely never be?

Boris is back but a Prime Minister he can surely never be?

churchillsboot August 8, 2014 0

As I walked to work on Wednesday morning I noticed there was a media scrum assembling outside Bloomberg offices. I did not realise at the time that moments later it would be the scene

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Euro-scepticism wins the European election but is anyone in Brussels listening?

Euro-scepticism wins the European election but is anyone in Brussels listening?

churchillsboot May 31, 2014 0

The results in the European election last week were remarkable. UKIP winning the election in this country was an unthinkable prospect just a few years ago, while in many other countries there were great

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Why are more Tories not arguing for Scottish independence?

Why are more Tories not arguing for Scottish independence?

churchillsboot May 4, 2014 0

Self determination, the freedom of people of a given area to determine their own political status, seems to me a fundamental principle that cannot be disagreed with. The application of the principle is sometimes

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If a deal is not done with Farage we will lose our referendum

If a deal is not done with Farage we will lose our referendum

churchillsboot April 6, 2014 0

Many congratulations are in order for the irrepressible Nigel Farage. There was a little pressure on the UKIP leader before his two debates on Europe with Nick Clegg. He had most to lose in

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Bingo tweet all the more frustrating because it allows the Left to revert to a tired caricature

Bingo tweet all the more frustrating because it allows the Left to revert to a tired caricature

churchillsboot March 23, 2014 0

What was he thinking? We have all tweeted something in the heat of the moment that on reflection was a bit silly. It kind of goes with the territory with twitter. But then when

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A lot of the BBC is wonderful. But that is no reason for it to live in a fantasy world.

A lot of the BBC is wonderful. But that is no reason for it to live in a fantasy world.

churchillsboot March 9, 2014 0

We love the BBC in this country. Those three little letters, much like the NHS, for many people the BBC has an almost infallible, quasi-religious standing. Criticise it at your peril. It is the

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One cannot be pro-immigration or anti-immigration – the two phrases are utterly meaningless

One cannot be pro-immigration or anti-immigration – the two phrases are utterly meaningless

churchillsboot November 16, 2013 0

Immigration has been in the news this week again. It is a topic that seems to be ever present in the public discourse. The Conservatives mantra before the general election was that that they

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