Tag: Prime Minister

The Salisbury Convention

Have you heard of the Salisbury Convention / Doctrine? The Salisbury Doctrine, or “Convention” as it is sometimes called, emerged from the working arrangements reached during the Labour Government of 1945-51, when the fifth Marquess of Salisbury was the Leader

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Paul Goodman on Same-Sex Marriage

Paul Goodman is the editor of Conservative Home. Here’s his piece today. No political party should alter a bedrock institution without the following conditions applying – especially if it is the Conservative Party.  A sizeable campaign to change that institution

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No Confidence

The text of Canon Stephen Barney’s reasons for the vote of no confidence in Philip Giddings is now public. My reason for asking members of the House to debate this motion is that I do not have confidence in our

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Dorries on the Truth about BPAS ‘Counselling’

From here. Dr Evan Harris, also know by most Parliamentarians (even those on his own side!) as Dr Death, due to his zealous interest in things to do with death, ie, assisted suicide and abortion – and he truly is a

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Dear Dave

Dear Dave, May I call you Dave? At times (I was at one of your Ask Cameron events a while back) you seem like the kind of chap who happily does no tie and open neck, but back in Parliament

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Sympathy for the Devil?

It’s been two months now since the new Government took control in the UK and I’ve been broadly very pleased with what’s going on. I am, on the whole, a big David Cameron fan. However all that changed yesterday. Questioned

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