Whitehouse Research Executive Elias Papadopoulos summarises the main benefit and employment announcements of the Conservative Party Conference.
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Whitehouse Intern Robert Ede summarises David Cameron’s keynote speech.
George Osborne sparked controversy yesterday, announcing that a Conservative Government elected in 2015 would freeze benefits and tax credits for 10m households, declining to target the rich. The Chancellor told the applauding room at the Conservative Party conference the benefit freeze would make a “serious contribution” to eliminating the deficit over the next Parliament. It … Continued
Chairman Chris Whitehouse argues that lurches to the right on wind farms, the EU and immigration could yet destroy the Conservative Party.
Whitehouse Director Carl Thomson argues that the Conservative Party should continue to support investment in renewable energy.
There is some contention in the media today over whether Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to raise the threshold for the higher rate of income tax. Cameron said yesterday “I would love to make more promises. I understand the problem with the 40p rate kicking in while people aren’t earning a lot of money … Continued
Whitehouse Consultancy Chairman Chris Whitehouse considers the Government’s approach to football for Conservative Home.
Whitehouse Consultancy Chairman Chris Whitehouse suggests an EU referendum in 2017 could rip apart the Conservative Party and spell the end of David Cameron’s premiership.
At the weekend the Independent ran a story which reported that the Conservative Party have yet to select a parliamentary candidate in almost half of their most marginal seats.
Conservatives can take heart from one aspect of the Maria Miller row…
In a speech to mark the 10-year anniversary of the Centre for Social Justice thinktank, Iain Duncan Smith claimed that the Government’s reforms to the welfare system stand in the tradition of great Tory reformers such as Wilberforce and Shaftesbury. The Work and Pensions Secretary said his changes to the welfare state were about trying … Continued
Luke de Pulford discusses Paul Goodman’s piece on Conservative Home in which he argues that the Conservative Party needs a more positive vision.