The Conservatives can be the new workers’ party

The Conservatives can be the new workers’ party

In 2005 when David Cameron was elected leader, the Conservatives had been on the ropes for more than a decade. His modernisation programme did enough to make him prime minister, but only in coalition. The Tories gained the most seats since 1931, but started from a...
The gay rights debate should avoid political point scoring

The gay rights debate should avoid political point scoring

Alex Glasner’s piece last week, suggesting that gay Toryism was oxymoronic, has caused a stir. It’s an example of where party political tribalism sometimes seems to obscure rational thinking – surely the debate about LGBT rights in 2012 can move beyond petty party...