Conservative Party Manifesto – 2015 UK Election

This is the Conservative Party Manifesto issued for the 2015 United Kingdom General Election.

The election took place on May 7, 2015.

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Scotland Votes NO In Referendum On Independence

Scotland has voted against independence from Great Britain in a referendum that saw the YES campaign garner just 44.7% of the vote.

The NO vote swept the country with 55.3%. Of the 32 Council areas in Scotland, only 4 voted YES: Dundee (57.3%), and the neighbouring areas of Glasgow (53.5%), North Lanarkshire (51.1%) and West Dunbartonshire (54%).

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Whilst Glasgow supported the referendum, Edinburgh cast a decisive 61.1% against independence. In Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, the NO vote reached 58.6% and 60.4%. The highest NO vote was in the northernmost Orkney Islands archipelago where 67.2% of 17,806 voters rejected the proposal. [Read more…]


David Cameron: “We Are On The Right Track”

British Prime Minister David Cameron says the country is on the right track.

The upbeat message came in Cameron’s New Year message. “This is a government in a hurry,” Cameron said.

Britain is in a competitive race with countries such as China, India and Indonesia, and cannot afford to slow down, Cameron said, as he outlined actions taken by his government on reducing the budget deficit, reforming welfare and education, and increasing pensions.

Transcript of David Cameron’s 2013 New Year message.

2012 was an extraordinary year for our country. We celebrated our Queen with the Jubilee. And with the Olympics and Paralympics we showed beyond any doubt that Britain can deliver. It was a great year. But, if we are honest, it was a tough one too.

We are still dealing with debts that built up over many years. And for many families, making ends meet is difficult. So to anyone starting this New Year with questions about where we are heading and what the future holds, I want to reassure you of this: we are on the right track. On all the big issues that matter to Britain, we are heading in the right direction and I have the evidence to prove it.

This government inherited a huge budget deficit that was dragging our country down. Well, this New Year, that deficit is forecast to be £13 billion smaller than last New Year, down by one quarter since we came to office. [Read more…]


Cameron And Miliband Respond To Leveson

UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Opposition Leader Ed Miliband have spoken in the House of Commons in response to the Leveson inquiry report.

Cameron accepted the principles of the Leveson report but rejected the need for a statute, whereas Milband called for Leveson’s proposals to be accepted “in their entirety”. [Read more…]


Cameron Mimics Gillard: “This is good news for sheilas everywhere”

The UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, has mimicked Julia Gillard’s comments on changes to the rules of Royal succession.

Delivering a foreign policy speech to the Lord Mayor of London’s banquet, Cameron said Gillard described the changes which will remove discrimination against first-born daughters succeeding to the throne as “good news for sheilas everywhere”.

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UK Cabinet Manual – 2011

This is the full text of the UK Cabinet Manual, issued in October 2011.

It is the first edition of the Manual.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron Announces Immigration Cut

The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has delivered a keynote speech on immigration.

This is the full text of Cameron’s speech.

A year ago, we were in the middle of a general election campaign. And there was one message I heard loud and clear on the doorstep: we want things to be different. People said they wanted a government that didn’t just do what was good for the headline or good for their party but good for the long term and good for our country. That’s what we’re engaged in.

Clearly, cutting public spending isn’t popular, but it’s right to bring sense to our public finances. People said they wanted a government that actually trusted them to use their own common sense. That’s the kind of government we want to be – giving neighbourhoods and individuals a whole range of new powers … scrapping so much of the bureaucracy that drove us mad.

People said they were sick of seeing those who did the right thing get punished and the wrong thing rewarded. Again, that’s what we’re acting on. In welfare we’re ending the system that took money from hard-working taxpayers and gave it to people who refused to work. These are the differences we are trying to make – listening to people, doing the hard and necessary work of changing our country for the better. [Read more…]