Budget 2018: What can we expect?

Budget 2018: What can we expect?

Yes, it’s that time of the year again. It’s nearly the Budget and speculation is rife about what Philip Hammond has to offer when virtually all political energy seems to be sucked into Brexit. The two aren’t separate though, because support for the Budget in the...
The long goodbye: Speaker John Bercow set to retire

The long goodbye: Speaker John Bercow set to retire

The Speaker is setting the scene for his retirement with a long goodbye Like Marmite, MPs either love him or loathe him. Yesterday, the BBC broke the news that The Rt Hon. John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons, had told friends he’s vacating the Chair next...
Conservative Party Conference: Day Four

Conservative Party Conference: Day Four

In our first Conservative Conference blog we highlighted three things the Tories would be trying to achieve over the course of four days. Namely, to not tear itself apart over Brexit; to show it has domestic policies that can cut home with the electorate; and for...
Conservative Party Conference: Day Three

Conservative Party Conference: Day Three

Boris Johnson’s speech has achieved its desired result, the Tory conference is buzzing on the back of it, both for and against his fierce broadside on Chequers The former Foreign Secretary never does anything by halves. His performance today with his “chuck Chequers”...
Conservative Party Conference: Day Two

Conservative Party Conference: Day Two

Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has come out fighting for the Prime Minister, amidst increasing pressure over the EU exit deal, or no deal as the case may be… Dominic Raab, the charming but unyielding advocate of Brexit, today took to the stage at conference to defend...
Conservative Party Conference: Day One

Conservative Party Conference: Day One

Conservative Party Conference began today and it looks set to be a tough time for Theresa May, her plans for Brexit and the Conservative Party generally. It follows a Labour Conference that many commentators saw as the best for some years – no threat to...