“Never flashy, just appropriate” – talking politics through fashion

‘Never flashy, just appropriate,’ Thatcher’s mantra for dressing made her clothes and her public image enormously effective as a tool for projecting power and influence. Continue reading “Never flashy, just appropriate” – talking politics through fashion

I’m a young female Tory candidate, would you like my home address?

Well you can’t have it. Not this year. This is the firsttime in local elections that candidates don’t have to include their home addresson the ballot paper. Parliamentary candidates already have this privilege and its welcome progress that this protective perk has been rolled out to prospective councillors. I’ve heard mixed messages from fellow campaigners about notdeclaring home addresses publicly. From ‘Get ready for criticism … Continue reading I’m a young female Tory candidate, would you like my home address?

Is It “Expensive” To Be A Drinker In Scotland?

How the SNP’s alcohol policy hits the lowest earners and workers the hardest. When Erika Jayne was singing Expensive, she had Bentleys and million dollar diamonds in mind – or maybe a Friday night out in Scotland. Scotland is well known for its strict alcohol laws. Much to the dismay of many ordinary Scottish people, particularly students who come to study at our amazing universities. … Continue reading Is It “Expensive” To Be A Drinker In Scotland?

‘Small is great’ : The Annual CFID Lecture with Penny Mordaunt

Conservative Friends of International Development (CFID) work to promote effective international development and Conservative values, and this year, their annual lecture saw Penny Mordaunt, Secretary of State for International Development and Minister for Women and Equalities deliver a keynote speech. Established in 2011 by Baroness Jenkin, CFID aims to: encourage enterprise, opportunity and aspiration for every family, no matter where they live; foster a UK … Continue reading ‘Small is great’ : The Annual CFID Lecture with Penny Mordaunt