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Why a Tory/UKIP Merger Would Lose

When a Tory raises their eyes to the horizon everywhere they see the 12 yellow stars of the European Union twinkling in the deep blue firmament. Yes, the modern Conservative Party is dysfunctionally obsessed. It can be distracted enough to bash the poor and fulminate against trade unions, but the abiding obsession is Europe. Show More Summary

Real estate power couple, 3 children, killed in private plane crash

Prominent real estate lawyer Oliver E. Frascona died Sunday in a plane crash that also killed real estate educator Tori Rains-Wedan and her three children, the Daily Camera reported. Frascona, 67, was a senior shareholder at Boulder, Colorado-based law firm Frascona, Joiner,...

Exclusive: Tory Clacton selection will be an open primary

How do the Conservatives make the Clacton by-election more difficult for Douglas Carswell? I hear from two extremely well-placed sources that the selection for the Tory candidate will be an… Continue reading The post Exclusive: Tory Clacton selection will be an open primary appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Boris: No-one seriously approached me to stand in Clacton

If the Tories did want to really fight Douglas Carswell in the Clacton by-election, then Boris Johnson would have been a jolly good way of driving a steamroller over Ukip’s… Continue reading The post Boris: No-one seriously approached me to stand in Clacton appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

UKIP Insurgency Purges Another Tory MP from 2015 Battle

With the first Tory MP having defected to UKIP in Douglas Carswell and many others now bailing out of the 2015 fight altogether, the Conservative Party appears to increasingly resemble a nervous wreck and David Cameron seems to be losing his authority within. Show More Summary

Tory morale has collapsed – again

Anyone who tells you that they can predict the outcome of the next general election is either lying or swivel-eyed. But one thing is certain: Conservative morale has collapsed. Again. Chris Kelly is a man of such ambition that at university he and his friend Justin Tomlinson bet £100 that one of them would be [...]

Carswell Defects!

Douglas Carswell has defected to UKIP from the Tories. You can get all the details for yourselves. What I am interested in is what this actually means – and I can’t say I know what it means as I begin … Continue reading ?

Cameron's Tories: Pessimistic, Divided and Expecting Defeat Next Year

It is difficult to envy David Cameron. The first prime minister in recent memory to suffer the ignominy of governing in coalition, Cameron's chance of achieving a Conservative majority at the second time of asking are almost nil. The...Show More Summary

August’s Politicalbetting polling average: LAB’s recovery continues

The Tories and UKIP edge up too; Others and LDs take a knock The one-time received wisdom that August polls should be ignored because summer sun and silly season made sampling and support unstable took a good hit last month when Mike noted the accuracy of ICM’s August polls in the run-up to three of […]

David Cameron sets out new anti-terror laws

Tories and Lib Dems had been at odds on on new powers to seize passports of returning jihadist fighters One-Minute Read Monday, September 1, 2014 - 4:14pm Police will get new powers to confiscate the passports of British jihadists fighting...Show More Summary

Conservative MP Sir Tony Baldry Standing Down

Former Army Officer, Sir Tony Baldry has stood down as a Conservative MP despite having a huge majority of over 18,000. The veteran Tory claimed that fixed term parliaments would make him a lame duck after 2015 however the news of his departure will be a blow as it comes just a day after Chris Kelly stood down. Show More Summary

Tory MPs defy Cameron and pledge to vote for EU exit

Alt Text: The Mole Up to 100 Tory backbenchers ready to promise Brexit vote in order to stop Ukip taking their seats Column The Mole Monday, September 1, 2014 - 11:06am Tory MPs return to Westminster for the first time in more than a...Show More Summary

Tories and Lib Dems clash over new anti-terror laws

Credits: LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text: Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May Coalition partners discuss new powers to seize passports and impose travel bans on returning jihadist fighters One-Minute Read Monday, September 1, 2014...Show More Summary

The Independent getting excited but do 100 Tory MPs really want to leave the EU no matter what?

The UK media has an insatiable appetite for ‘Tories split’ stories on Europe – mainly we suspect because it makes for an attention-grabbing headline - and Douglas Carswell’s defection is Christmas come early for many. True, the defection...Show More Summary

Cameron does not have as much time as he’d like on European reform

What should worry David Cameron more, Douglas Carswell’s defection to Ukip or reports that as many as 100 Tory MPs could go into the general election pledging to leave the… Continue reading The post Cameron does not have as much time as he’d like on European reform appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Tory hopes of benefitting from a first time incumbency bonus depend on first time incumbents standing again

Dudley South becomes the 8th CON seat where the party won't benefit from the 1st time incumbency bonus — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) September 1, 2014 The more that follow Kelly route the bigger the task at GE2015 Dudley South was won by the Tories at GE2010 with a majority of 10.1% and is LAB […]

Eurosceptic Tory MP Quits – 'Yet Another Sign of an Unhappy, Anxious Party'

Eurosceptic Conservative Party Member of Parliament Chris Kelly is to stand down in 2015, following rumours that he might have been the next MP to defect to UKIP after Douglas Carswell's crossing of the floor earlier this week. Kelly,...Show More Summary

John Tory's critics complain about TIF but offer nothing to explain how they'll pay for their jumbo transit plans

I'm getting a little tired of John Tory critics picking apart his "Smart Track" proposal as "risky" and "dangerous" simply because he hopes to finance it with tax-increment financing or TIF. Such a plan could fall well short of paying the city's $3 billion share of Tory's plan, forcing taxpayers to pay in other ways. Show More Summary

One Big Happy Family? Tori Spelling & Cheating Hubby Dean McDermott Throw Bash For Son Finn’s 2nd Birthday

Happy birthday, Finn! Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott celebrated their youngest child’s 2nd birthday with a big bash at a friend’s home in Malibu, California, on August 30.… READ ON

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