Hung parliament haunts Conservatives

February 27, 2010

David_cameron       A once unthinkable prospect is striking fear into the hearts of the Conservative Party faithful as they gather for their last conference before the British election — that the party could fall short of winning a parliamentary majority.

Getting a nose in front

April 27, 2009

Hosting a shindig conference at one of Britain’s most prestigious racecourses in the genteel spa town of Cheltenham hardly sends out a message that David Cameron’s opposition Conservatives are trying to reach out to the masses.

Has Brown lost the Spring in his step?

January 29, 2009

Is the Labour Party going to regret not hosting a Spring Party Conference this year?

Tories keep their powder dry for a 2010 election

March 15, 2008

Like Labour’s in Birmingham a fortnight ago, the overall tone of the Conservative Party Spring conference in Gateshead this weekend has been pretty low-key.

George Osborne and rabbits in hats

March 15, 2008

Shadow Chancellor George Osborne talks to Tim Castle at the Conservative Spring Conference in Gateshead about the prospect for tax cuts under a future Tory government.

Interview: George Osborne on Northern Rock

March 15, 2008

Shadow Chancellor George Osborne answers criticism that the Tories offered no credible alternative for the rescue of Northern Rock in this interview with Tim Castle at the Conservative Spring Conference at Gateshead.