Labour needs to focus on the squeezed middle once again

Labour needs to focus on the squeezed middle once again

Why did Labour abandon its focus on the “squeezed middle”? This is one of the most puzzling political questions of the last Parliament. For the phrase so perfectly summed up the status and feelings of the country’s most important block of voters – the open-minded...
The Conservatives have to make greater inroads into our cities

The Conservatives have to make greater inroads into our cities

The Conservatives do not have a problem in the North. As Policy Exchange’s report Northern Lights highlighted, if you took the TransPennine Express train from Liverpool to Newcastle you would find that 13 of the stops are in Conservative held seats and 19 in Labour....
Labour’s star speaker isn’t such a star

Labour’s star speaker isn’t such a star

David ‘Axe’ Axelrod has come in for some criticism for his lack of visibility in the UK since his appointment by Ed Miliband earlier this year. Apart from misspelling Miliband’s name on Twitter, the former Obama adviser has been noticeably absent and seemingly...
Some tips for the party leaders’ conference speeches

Some tips for the party leaders’ conference speeches

Politics is not so dissimilar to listening to a piece of music. People, by and large, do not pay attention to the individual notes. They simply tune into the final masterpiece. This explains why every time you pick up a newspaper or turn on the news, you will...
Why younger voters are moving to the right

Why younger voters are moving to the right

Walk into any student halls and I wager that you won’t find too many posters of great Conservative figures of the past. Certainly when I was an undergraduate (admittedly a fair few years ago!) the internal décor was socialist-chic. Pictures of Che Guevara, Tony Benn...