Articles tagged with David Cameron
by Ben Duckworth / 17 May 2011 13:35
The front page of the Times this morning revealing the leaked letter between Liam Fox and David Cameron was the major topic of discussion with Conservative around Parliament this morning.
A number of theories have been mooted as to why the letter leaked and who did it. One envisaged Fox resigning to become the leader of the right-wing of the Conservative Party. This would mean the defence job had become too unbearable. One
by Martin Shapland / 13 May 2011 10:09
Is it just me, or have we had a strange week?
The referendum and local elections has tipped politics upside down and no-one’s quite found their feet just yet.
David Willetts is still standing on his head after suffering a frontal lobotomy on one of his two brains. The Tory university minister decided to follow up fantastic results on 5 May by floating the idea that rich people could buy their
by Shane Greer / 12 May 2011 13:12
The Tories love David Laws. In fact, you’ll find many a Conservative Party member who rates him more highly than many on the Conservative front bench. Nevertheless, I predict some silent delight in the blue corner at the news that Laws is to be suspended over his expenses claims.
Although Laws is a capable minister in Tory eyes, he remains at the end of the day a Lib Dem; a strong one. To
by Jessica Asato / 12 May 2011 11:01
Here is a referendum recipe for disaster. Choose an issue that no one cares about, get the most unpopular man in Britain to champion it, antagonize the few people who might support it and hold it on a day when everyone will use it to kick the most unpopular man in Britain. Welcome to the 2011 referendum on the alternative vote.
With the benefit of a week’s hindsight, it’s clear that the referendum
by Ben Duckworth / 11 May 2011 09:07
The anniversary of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition is marked today by a speech given by the Deputy Prime Minister reaffirming the achievements of the Lib Dems in government. The PM has also written for ConservativeHome to discuss the government’s achievements in the year since the coalition formed in May 2010. Both provide insight into how the leaders want to sell their decisions to their respective parties.
Clegg’s speech this morning is trailed in
by Caroline Crampton / 06 May 2011 10:16
They probably won’t, but Alex Salmond and David Cameron would have good reason to share a celebratory pint this evening. They, and their parties, have undoubtedly emerged as the winners from yesterday’s local and devolved elections. Yes, Conservative councillors lost seats, but overall the Tories have done well for an incumbent party slashing public spending.
That, coupled with the likely victory for the No campaign in the AV referendum, means that Cameron will
by Martin Shapland / 06 May 2011 07:25
It will come as no surprise to anyone that the Lib Dems have had a poor night in the local elections and the referendum.
Nick Clegg has taken a beating over the last few months, accused of being a liar and a Tory stooge. The eight point drop in the Lib Dem national projection is not unexpected and almost all of it has gone to Labour.
At time of writing (around 5am)
by Samantha Tomaszczyk / 05 May 2011 16:01
When it comes to fashion, hair and handbags, celebrities have a huge amount of influence over us.
But it seems when it comes to politics – or AV referendums at least – celebrities are failing to make an impact.
In a recent YouGov survey for the Sun, people were asked which side of the debate 12 different people, including celebrities, were on. Some of the results are quite worrying: only 59% realised
by Amber Elliott / 04 May 2011 13:33
After quoting Michael Winner and becoming embroiled in a 'sexism row' last week, David Cameron thought he would raise the tone of the debate at PMQs today.
So the prime minister turned to a second cultural bastion of Britishness: Benny Hill.
Yes, that Benny Hill. The one who frolicked with an attractive troupe of young girls to the tune of Yakety Sax and once joked: “Girls are like pianos. When they're not
by Caroline Crampton / 28 Apr 2011 11:43
The royal wedding is almost here. News editors all over the country fought with their consciences last night as they pondered the eternal dilemma – do I go with a royal wedding splash, or give space to the fact that David Cameron told a female MP to “calm down, dear” during PMQs yesterday?
For a full account of what happenened, I recommend Amber’s report from the press gallery. Since there’s been such
by Amber Elliott / 27 Apr 2011 14:01
"Calm down dear. Calm down and listen to the doctor."
And with that nod to Michael Winner, the prime minister became engulfed in a sexism row.
It all started quite innocently. Ed Miliband had a go at David Cameron for his "costly" health reforms.
Cameron replied that Miliband should be "constructive" instead of "frightening people" (basically citing the Bambi defence – 'If you can't say anything nice, don't say nothing
by Ben Duckworth / 21 Apr 2011 14:11
Easter is approaching and so is a new issue of Total Politics. The magazine's out on Tuesday but you can take a look at our latest cover below and there will be select highlights from the magazine on totalpolitics.com over the weekend.
George Pascoe-Watson’s column will be online tomorrow. The former Sun political editor and now Portland Communications partner turns his sharp mind to looking at David Cameron’s first year