Articles tagged David Cameron:

From the Archives: In Conversation with David Cameron

  • 4 Feb 2019

This interview was conducted in mid 2009 and appeared in Total Politics magazine. ID: It’s June 5 2010, you’ve just done your ‘Where there is Discord, may be bring harmony’ bit, you’ve opened the bottle of Newky Brown which Gordon Brown has left you as a welcome present. Wh...

Conservative Party Political Broadcasts Video Collection

  • 2 Feb 2019

This is one of ten video collections of party politcal broadcasts since 1951. The full collection includes separate pages of Conservative, Labour, Liberal/SDP/LibDem, UKIP, Green, Minor Party, Vintage and Spoof PPBs/PEBs. They are all listed on THIS page. If you know of PPB...

Cameron Intervenes on Gay Marriage

  • 16 Sep 2011

I well remember David Cameron’s first speech as party leader back in 2006. I remember the frisson that went round the conference hall when he said these words… “There’s something special about marriage. It’s not about religion. It’s not about morality. It’s about commitmen...

Andy Coulson: OK, I Admit I Was Wrong

  • 8 Jul 2011

OK, I’m going to hold up my hands and do a bit of a mea culpa here. Last December I wrote an article in the Mail on Sunday, ostensibly on Julian Assange, but I also used it to have a go at The Guardian for their pursual of Andy Coulson over his alleged involvement in phone hac...

A Candidate No Longer

  • 17 Jun 2010

Last night I attended a reception at Number 10 and had a brief chat with David Cameron. He said he hoped I would try for a seat at the next election. I explained that that wouldn't be happening and that I had made a decision well before the last election not to try again if I ...

Visiting Number Ten After 27 Years

  • 16 Jun 2010

Tonight I am going to a reception at Number Ten. It will be the first time I will have been there to a social event since I was a mere political stripling at the age of 20, in January 1983. And that was quite a memorable evening. Margaret Thatcher had invited all the differ...

A New Dawn Has Broken, Has it Not?

  • 11 May 2010

Well, it's finally happened. Labour has bowed to the inevitable and called off talks with the LibDems. Gordon Brown will apparently resign the office of Prime Minister tonight and David Cameron will travel up the Mall tomorrow morning (or perhaps even tonight) to kiss hands wi...

The Change Coalition is Coming

  • 9 May 2010

I've noted with wry amusement that ever since I came out as an enthusiast for the Change Coalition, the media invites have dried up. Believe me, after Friday's marathon I am hardly complaining. I can do with the rest, but note how the news channels are concentrating on using T...

A Few Thoughts on the Election Result

  • 7 May 2010

An astonishing night. As predicted there was no such thing as a national swing. Seats the Tories should have won, they didn't and others no one predicted they would win, they did. What no one predicted was the disastrous night the LibDems have experienced. Not only will they e...

What Next?

  • 7 Jan 2010

Many things remain unclear, but let's stick to what we know. We know that David Cameron has said he believes there should be a "strong governmment in the national interest". We also know that Nick Clegg has said that he would first talk to the party which has most seats and mo...