David Cameron and his party have been bending over backwards to tell us how petty and spiteful it is to bring class into politics. They have a point, up to a point. Certainly the Crewe and Nantwich by-election was a dreadful miscalculation by Labour – who, let us not forget, were treating the constituency as… Continue reading Why the Conservatives have been making class an issue
Longtime readers of this blog will be aware of my glowing record of defending Conservative politicians – especially Party Chairperkins. But I do think there is a danger in going overboard in criticism of Eric Pickles after his car crash performance on Thursday’s Question Time. I do actually think that an MP with a constituency… Continue reading In defence of Eric Pickles
How much longer can George Osborne hold on as Shadow Chancellor? Now is not the time for a flyweight to be in charge of the Tory’s economic policy, not least one who thinks that the best way to stop a “house burning down” is to “fix the roof.” Today’s revelation by Nathaniel Rothschild that Osborne… Continue reading Is George Osborne Cameron’s Mandy?