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Conservative Leadership Contest

Total 35 Posts
The 2022 Conservative Party leadership election will determine the next Leader of the Conservative Party and therefore the next UK Prime Minister.

The shortest political honeymoon in history

6 min read
With the election of Liz Truss, the right-wing British nationalist extremists of the ERG are now in charge of the UK. The Tories have completed their transformation into Ukip.

Liz Truss: Who is the UK’s new prime minister and why has she replaced Boris Johnson?

6 min read
Who is Liz Truss, the new leader of the Conservative party who inherits a country in crisis after Boris Johnson and how did she get to become the new PM?

Tory leadership race: Will Liz Truss’s tax cut proposals win her votes?

5 min read
The likely next prime minister is focusing on tax cuts to solve inflation. There are indeed votes to be won by focusing on taxes – but these are among Conservative party members, not the general public.

Liz Truss may not appoint an ethics adviser – Does that really matter?

4 min read
Having an ethics adviser is a matter of convention, not a legal requirement.

It’s reassuring that summer was spent wisely planning for the coming COVID winter... or was it?

3 min read
This summer, the government has done absolutely nothing to prepare schools, the NHS and communities for the coming autumn COVID wave nor has it got any plans for the subsequent winter COVID wave, a health expert explains.

Cost of living crisis: The UK needs to raise taxes not cut them

5 min read
Tax cuts are unlikely to help Britain address its current crises. Extra spending has to be financed. To do this, Britain needs higher taxes, not tax cuts.

Liz Truss, the last PM of the “big tent” Tory party

6 min read
I think the Tories are heading for a decade of strife and internecine warfare, worse than the period after Thatcher. And I think – although this is pretty speculative – that it could lead to a complete split between the two wings. Here is why.
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