by Edward Leigh MP Like many MPs, my constituency has suffered from a recent rush of planning applications to build wind farms. Proposals are ongoing at Hemswell Cliff and Corringham, but I was heartened by the recent refusal of planning permission for a wind farm in Normanby by Spital. The most recent application in my… Read More Enough of this wanton destruction of our countryside!
by John Redwood This post was originally posted at John Redwood’s Diary. The Uk is a generous country. The government remains wedded to its pledge to spend 0.7% of our GNI on aid. Recently Mr Cameron has suggested that more of our aid spending should be used to stabilise countries in strife and assist law… Read More Overseas aid
The Cornerstone Group’s annual meeting at the Conservative Party Conference will be held on Tuesday, 9th October, at 1.45pm until 3.15pm, in the Birmingham Christian Centre, less than five-minutes’ walk from the main Conference venue. This year’s speaker will be The Right Reverend Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, former Lord Bishop of Rochester. The Bishop will be… Read More Cornerstone at Conference
by John Hayes This article is from the June 2012 issue of Total Politics What can be done to raise the status of apprenticeships in the UK? Those who take the practical path deserve to enjoy symbols of status that are as seductive and prestigious as those associated with the academic route. That’s why the government… Read More The vocational route should be a highway, not a cul-de-sac
Edward Leigh MP delivered this speech to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. With the great cost in human life currently being paid in Syria, there’s no doubt that this is a subject of urgent importance worthy of discussion amongst all European. Yet there is a firm reluctance amongst the proponents of liberal… Read More Dealing with Reality in Syria
by David Davis In 11 days’ time the chancellor of the exchequer will deliver his third Budget. As this is the last Budget that will have a material effect on growth, jobs and so the deficit for the second half of the parliament, the stakes could hardly be higher. All three main parties are calling… Read More Stop threatening the rich and start cutting taxes instead
by Mark Pritchard MP There’s a lot of tough talk on immigration, but not enough is being done to bring down immigrant numbers from the hundreds of thousands experienced under the last Labour government, to the tens of thousands, promised by the Conservatives at the last general election. Last month, the Office of National Statistics,… Read More EU Migration Greater Challenge Than Non-EU Immigration