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SPONSORED POST: AIRLINES UK: THE AVIATION INDUSTRY HAS AN AMBITIOUS PLAN TO DELIVER NET ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS

This is a sponsored post by Airlines UK. This is a critical year for our world-class aviation sector. Whilst carbon emissions from...

EUGENICS, PIE - AND WHY THE WHIG THEORY OF HISTORY DOESN'T ALWAYS APPLY

The Whig theory of history holds that the journey from past to present is one from darkness to light - from despotism to democracy....

 
 
 

PROFILE: ROBERT BUCKLAND, THE LORD CHANCELLOR WHO STANDS BETWEEN THE JUDGES.AND THE WRATH OF THE BREXITEERS

The judges are in the firing line, and wonder whether Robert Buckland, the Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary, will be strong enough...

SAM BOWMAN: THE BUDGET OFFERS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR SUNAK TO MOVE ON ROAD PRICING. HE SHOULD TAKE IT

Sam Bowman is an economist. Two seemingly unrelated facts have put road pricing back onto the political agenda, and could allow the...

 
 
 

ROBERT HALFON: LET LICENCE FEE PAYERS VOTE FOR THE BBC'S NEXT DIRECTOR-GENERAL

More Ronseal please It may or may not be a good thing if parts of the Treasury move to the North, or the House of Lords to York - and...

THE CONSERVATIVES SHOULD BE MORE TRANSPARENT ABOUT CANDIDATE SELECTIONS

The Conservative Party tends to be as secretive as possible about candidate selections. Shortlists are not usually disclosed. This...

 
 
 
WATCH: Barnier - We are ready to begin the EU/UK trade negotiation next Monday

WATCH: BARNIER - WE ARE READY TO BEGIN THE EU/UK TRADE NEGOTIATION NEXT MONDAY

We are ready to build a close and ambitious partnership with the UK, as this is in the best interest of people on both sides of the...

BENEDICT MCALEENAN: BRITAIN'S COMING GREEN REVOLUTION WILL NEED BETTER DATA

Benedict McAleenan is Policy Exchange's Senior Adviser on Energy and Environment In the middle of the last century, a Green Revolution...

 
 
 

ANDY STREET: MY WEST MIDLANDS SHOPPING LIST FOR THE CHANCELLOR'S FIRST BUDGET

Andy Street is Mayor of the West Midlands, and is a former Managing Director of John Lewis. As Mayor of the West Midlands, I have learnt...

JOHNSON'S SEX PROBLEM

Last week, a bright Tory backbencher pointed out to ConservativeHome that seven of the 13 Commons Ministers who departed the Government...

 
 
 
Newslinks for Tuesday 25th February 2020

NEWSLINKS FOR TUESDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 2020

Trade talks 1) EU meets to agree “red lines” “Ministers from the EU will meet later to approve their mandate for post-Brexit trade...

PHILIP BOOTH: THE PLANNING SYSTEM CAN BE LIBERALISED IN A CONSERVATIVE WAY

Philip Booth is Senior Academic Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs and Professor of Finance, Public Policy and Ethics at St....

 
 
 

JOHN REDWOOD: IN THIS POST-BREXIT BUDGET, SUNAK SHOULD SPEND MORE, CUT TAXES AND RAISE BORROWING

Sir John Redwood is MP for Wokingham, and is a former Secretary of State for Wales. His most recent book is “ We Don't believe you:...

PETER CRASKE: RECYCLING IS GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT - AND GOOD FOR TAXPAYERS

Cllr Peter Craske is the Cabinet Member for Places on Bexley Council. In January, it was reported by Lets Recycle Magazine that the...

 
 
 

WATCH: EUSTICE'S STATEMENT TO PARLIAMENT ON THE GOVERNMENT'S FLOOD STRATEGY

MARK LEHAIN: ENDING THE UNION MONOPOLY ON WORKPLACE REPRESENTATION WOULD BE A POSITIVE CHANGE

Mark Lehain is Chair of the Parents and Teachers for Excellence's Network, and was the Conservative candidate for Newcastle North in...

 
 
 

SOME OF THE 2019 INTAKE ARE GIVEN THEIR FIRST GOVERNMENT POSTS

There were 107 new Conservative MPs elected on December 12th. They can be forgiven if they are yet to fully master the navigation and...

A STORM OVER HEATHROW THREATENS. WILL THE PRIME MINISTER SET A COURSE FOR ‘BORIS ISLAND'?

One lesson Boris Johnson must be learning as Prime Minister, if he did not take it well enough as Mayor of London, is that big infrastructure...

 
 
 

NEIL PARISH: A STRENGTHENED ENVIRONMENT BILL CAN BUILD ON OUR RECORD FOR CLEANING UP THE NATION'S AIR

Neil Parish is MP for Tiverton and Honiton, and chairman of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee. Air pollution...

Newslinks for Monday 24th February 2020

NEWSLINKS FOR MONDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 2020

Johnson piles pressure on EU's Brexit ‘time wasters' by kick starting trade talks with the US “Boris Johnson is set to kick start trade...

 
 
 



Knight makes history as England down Thailand in T20 World Cup

Knight makes history as England down Thailand in T20 World Cup

Captain Heather Knight hit an unbeaten century as England claimed their first win of the Women's T20 World Cup, beating Thailand by 98 runs in Canberra. The 2009 champions... Read more ...

Love Island stars touch down in UK after emotional final that remembered...

Love Island stars touch down in UK after emotional final that remembered Caroline Flack

The stars of the first ever Winter Love Island, including winners Paige Turley and Finn Tapp, have arrived back home in the UK after Sunday's tear-jerking final Read more ...

Clean slate for the second leg, Lampard wants a show of pride after Bayern...

Clean slate for the second leg, Lampard wants a show of pride after Bayern thrashing

Chelsea were on the end of a 3-0 thrashing at home to Bayern Munich last night, and if it wasn't for some great saves from Willy Caballero, it could have been a lot more. The... Read more ...

Nespresso exposed for using child labour at coffee farms

Nespresso exposed for using child labour at coffee farms

Actor George Clooney, a brand ambassador for Nespresso, said he was ‘saddened' by the results of a Channel 4 investigation An undercover probe has discovered child labour at... Read more ...

Frankie & Benny's owner plans to close 90 more restaurants

Frankie & Benny's owner plans to close 90 more restaurants

The owner of the Frankie & Benny's and Chiquito restaurants says it plans to shut up to 90 more sites by the end of next year as they continue to weigh on profitability. Read more ...

Pep Guardiola must make two starting XI decisions if Man City are to beat...

Pep Guardiola must make two starting XI decisions if Man City are to beat Real Madrid

Manchester City face Real Madrid in the Champions League Round of 16 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night. Pep Guardiola must make two changes to his starting XI... Read more ...

Man 'killed by overhead power lines after climbing on train' at Norwich station

Man 'killed by overhead power lines after climbing on train' at Norwich station

Officers from British Transport Police were called to Norwich station shortly after 2am after a man had reportedly climbed on top of a train before being killed by overhead... Read more ...

Love Island winners Paige Turley and Finley Tapp look totally smitten as...

Love Island winners Paige Turley and Finley Tapp look totally smitten as they land in London

Love Island winners Paige Turley and Finley Tapp are back in the UK Love Island winners Paige Turley and Finley Tapp looked totally smitten as they landed back in London after... Read more ...

Man Utd missed out on Alphonso Davies transfer before he became Bayern...

Man Utd missed out on Alphonso Davies transfer before he became Bayern Munich star

Davies set up Robert Lewandowski for Bayern's third goal against Chelsea in Champions League, but he could have been at Manchester United after being offered a trial three... Read more ...

Sadiq Khan Endorses Keir Starmer For Labour Leader

Sadiq Khan Endorses Keir Starmer For Labour Leader

Sadiq Khan has endorsed Keir Starmer in the Labour leadership contest, in a further boost to the frontrunner's campaign. The London mayor said Starmer was “the best person to... Read more ...