Could Tories scrap 0.7% foreign aid target?

One of the key pledges made by the Tories under David Cameron was a commitment to spend 0.7% of GDP on foreign aid, becoming just the sixth country to meet the target since it was set by the UN General Assembly in 1970. The pledge, which was always hated by the right wing of the Tory Party, was part of Cameron’s plan to detoxify the … Continue reading Could Tories scrap 0.7% foreign aid target?

Carswell quits Clacton, voting Conservative

Douglas Carswell MP has sensationally announced that he will not be standing as a candidate in the General Election – and will be voting for Conservatives on June 8th, pledging to support whoever the Conservatives select to fight his current seat of Clacton. Having quit UKIP just weeks ago, and facing a challenge from Arron Banks, the moneybags former UKIP donor, Mr Carswell was rumoured … Continue reading Carswell quits Clacton, voting Conservative

Basham up for the fight

The East Anglian Daily Times confirmed last night that Jane Basham is one of the potential Labour candidates for Ipswich, after she allowed her name to go forward to the party’s regional executives. Ms Basham, who beat Tim Passmore on first preference votes in the 2012 PCC election, only to lose out on second preferences, stood for the Labour Party in South Suffolk two years … Continue reading Basham up for the fight

How do you solve a problem like the Labour Party?

Roll up! Roll up! It’s time for every MP in Labour to spend their penny to bash Corbyn on the head in the chance of winning a prize, and that prize is not being the Government! The problems Labour have been facing since the election in 2015 are well documented, from shadow cabinet members resigning left, right, and centre, to nearly leadership contests, and real … Continue reading How do you solve a problem like the Labour Party?

Gummer to write Tory ‘May’nifesto

Ipswich Tory MP Ben Gummer, who sits in Cabinet, is at the heart of a team writing the Tory election manifesto, the FT reveals. Describing Mr Gummer as “a moderate, pro-European who has earned the trust of Mrs May,” the FT explains how he will draft the Tories manifesto – which Theresa May hopes will consign those elements of Cameroon Conservativism to history. Given Mr … Continue reading Gummer to write Tory ‘May’nifesto