Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne leaves the Treasury for the House of Commons to deliver the his Autumn statement, on November 25, 2015 in London, England.

Why the tax credit cuts had to go

25 November 2015 19:51

In the peroration of his statement today, George Osborne declared that the Tories were ‘the mainstream representatives of the working…

David Cameron Meets Spanish President Mariano Rajoy

Cameron to make his case for war to the Commons next week

21 November 2015 13:33

David Cameron will set out his case for air strikes against IS in Syria to the Commons late next week.…

Lords At State Opening of Parliament, UK

Lords votes to give 16 and 17 year-olds the vote in the EU referendum

18 November 2015 19:24

The House of Lords has tonight voted to give 16 and 17 year olds the vote in the EU referendum.…

Mark Clarke with former Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps.

RoadTrip’s Mark Clarke kicked out of Conservative Party

18 November 2015 16:58

The Tories have announced that Mark Clarke, an activist who founded the RoadTrip campaigning organisation, has been booted out of…

Tracey Crouch

Tracey Crouch interview: I wasn’t sure I wanted to be a minister

12 November 2015 9:28

Usually when the Prime Minister offers a backbencher their first ministerial post, they trip over their shoelaces in the rush…

Boris Johnson Attends The Opening Of West London Free School

Tory MPs expect changes to school funding

6 November 2015 12:21

A running sore in the Tory party is the way in which school funding is allocated. Under the current arrangements, a school…

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The ‘genius’ plan that stopped a Tory housing rebellion – and endangered a manifesto pledge

2 November 2015 13:57

The Housing and Planning Bill gets its second reading in the House of Commons this afternoon, and though Labour has…

Tax credit cuts

The public oppose the tax credit cuts, according to a new poll

30 October 2015 13:30

Voters support reducing the size of the welfare state but not necessarily through cutting tax credits. According to a new…

John McDonnell and George Osborne at Treasury Questions today. Photo: BBC.

John McDonnell vs. George Osborne on tax credits: a surprisingly calm and serious affair

27 October 2015 14:27

George Osborne and John McDonnell went head-to-head at Treasury Questions today and one topic predictably dominated: tax credits. There was a…


Ruth Davidson takes a swipe at Diane Abbott

27 October 2015 8:28

After Diane Abbott was appointed to Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet in the role of shadow secretary for International Development, some naysayers suggested…


Revealed: Zac Goldsmith’s new campaign genius

22 October 2015 13:04

Given that Ivan Massow failed to be picked as one of the four final candidates in the race to be the…

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Heidi Allen’s criticism of the Commons upsets fellow MPs

21 October 2015 14:45

There has been an interesting response in the Tory party to Heidi Allen’s speech in which she criticised the tax…


Listen: Tory MP Heidi Allen’s devastating attack on tax credit cuts

20 October 2015 16:47

‘I’ve been trying flipping hard to avoid doing it,’ said Heidi Allen today as she started her maiden speech. She…


Watch: John Bercow calls Sajid Javid ‘incompetent’ in Commons showdown

20 October 2015 13:31

John Bercow’s war with the Conservatives looks set to return after a lively exchange of words this lunchtime. The incident occurred…

U.K. Chancellor George Osborne Launches National Loan Guarantee Scheme

Osborne defends tax credit cuts to his MPs as enemies circle

19 October 2015 22:03

Tory MPs had a briefing meeting today with George Osborne which a number of them used to press the Chancellor…


Osborne’s enemies use tax credits row to undermine Chancellor’s leadership bid

19 October 2015 16:21

Few Conservative MPs are expected to rebel on tomorrow’s Opposition Day motion on tax credits, mainly because defying the whip…

Demonstrators gather outside the annual Conservative Party conference in Manchester, United Kingdom on October 6th 2015.

What really happened when I had coffee with Toby Young

14 October 2015 10:51

I was one of those protesters outside the Tory conference last week. I was getting stuck in to venting five…

Theresa May delivering her conference speech. (Getty).

Tory harmony is threatened by the EU referendum

9 October 2015 15:05

For all the leadership positioning, one of the striking things about Tory conference in Manchester was the level of agreement…


BoJo gets his mojo back

8 October 2015 15:25

The Tories had a good few days in Manchester. But one Tory had a particularly good week, Boris Johnson. A…

David Cameron and Ruth Davidson MSP, leader of the Scottish Conservatives

What could the Conservative party offer a working class teenager from Moss Side?

7 October 2015 20:30

David Cameron had the best warm-up act possible today for his speech: before he was speaking, Scottish Tory leader Ruth…

Leader of the Scottish Conservative Party Ruth Davidson addresses the Conservative Party conference at Manchester Central.

Ruth Davidson: the Tories need to be more than ‘decent technocrats’

7 October 2015 18:46

Ruth Davidson has secured her place as one of the most interesting politicians in the Conservative party. In her speech…

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Who really won in the battle over right to buy?

7 October 2015 17:44

David Cameron’s key policy theme in his conference speech was housing, and it included the announcement that the government is…

The sign on the HM Treasury on Horse Gua

Tories could delay telling tax credit claimants how much money they’ll lose from cuts

7 October 2015 15:26

The Tory revolt on tax credits looks likely to dominate this autumn. Many Tories across the party now regard this as…

Michael Fallon speaks during day one of the Conservative Party Conference on October 4, 2015 in Manchester, England.

Michael Fallon: Russian air strikes in Syria are ‘extremely unhelpful and dangerous’

7 October 2015 9:53

Michael Fallon has been touring the broadcast studios this morning to send Russia a warning about its bombing campaign in…

David Cameron Makes Campaign Speech In London

David Cameron makes home ownership the focus of his ‘turnaround decade’ conference speech

7 October 2015 0:02

David Cameron’s conference speech today will include plans to increase home ownership, which has become a personal mission of both…