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Gary Powell: This mother’s anguish shows councils must banish extreme gender ideology from schools — Conservative Home

Gary Powell is a former councillor in Buckinghamshire. A distressed mother recently shared with me an account that lays bare the lamentable state of child safeguarding in British schools and the usurpation of parental rights by politicised state institutions. The promotion of gender ideology to children creates a long-term income stream for certain charities, pharmaceutical…

Gary Powell: This mother’s anguish shows councils must banish extreme gender ideology from schools — Conservative Home

WATCH: Morgan calls for all police officers to be re-vetted — Conservative Home

Former Minister for Women and Equalities @NickyMorgan01 says it would be right for all police officers to be re-vetted, and that forces should “get a grip” on ‘broader cultural issues’. #Phillips: https://t.co/6irCsXgqud pic.twitter.com/1EyVhrbLJu — Trevor Phillips on Sunday (@RidgeOnSunday) October 3, 2021

WATCH: Morgan calls for all police officers to be re-vetted — Conservative Home

Chris Newton: The Government’s Free Speech Bill won’t fix universities if viewpoint diversity isn’t addressed too — Conservative Home

Dr Chris Newton is a military historian and a former defence policy adviser in the Conservative Research Department. As universities start a new academic year, the Government’s Higher Education (Free Speech) Bill is going through Parliament. The bill strengthens and protects university freedom of speech and is desperately needed. University “cancel culture” is not just…

Chris Newton: The Government’s Free Speech Bill won’t fix universities if viewpoint diversity isn’t addressed too — Conservative Home

Jo Bartosch: The BBC’s trans propaganda is alienating licence fee payers — Conservative Home

It isn’t right that a national broadcaster brands opposition to controversial views ‘hate’, and blocks them on social media.

via Jo Bartosch: The BBC’s trans propaganda is alienating licence fee payers — Conservative Home

Calvin Robinson: The Left and Right are both wrong on pronouns – and it’s distracting us from the real battle that’s going on — Conservative Home

Are we inventing an issue that doesn’t exist in order for the Left to virtual signal and the Right to campaign against?

via Calvin Robinson: The Left and Right are both wrong on pronouns – and it’s distracting us from the real battle that’s going on — Conservative Home

Scott Benton: Abortion clinic censorship zones would provide a chilling legal precedent for cracking down on freedom of expression — Conservative Home

The Commons should today reject proposals to limit the right to demonstrate outside abortion facilities in England and Wales.

via Scott Benton: Abortion clinic censorship zones would provide a chilling legal precedent for cracking down on freedom of expression — Conservative Home

Connor Tomlinson: Why conservative students need strong students’ unions to protect their free speech — Conservative Home

Furthermore, they should be more proactive in defending the financial interests of their members.

via Connor Tomlinson: Why conservative students need strong students’ unions to protect their free speech — Conservative Home

Our survey. On the environment, Tory members support action but not hysterics about an ’emergency’. — Conservative Home

There is a clear majority in favour of policies to cut the UK’s carbon emissions, but apparently limited appetite for radicalism.

via Our survey. On the environment, Tory members support action but not hysterics about an ’emergency’. — Conservative Home

Deborah Mattinson – Labour’s new strategist. What we know of her views on the Red Wall. — Conservative Home

Last year, ConservativeHome was delighted to have her on our panel about the Red Wall and social care. Here’s some of what she said.

via Deborah Mattinson – Labour’s new strategist. What we know of her views on the Red Wall. — Conservative Home

Robert Buckland: More prison places, a domestic abuse bill, tougher sentences. How we’re acting on the people’s priorities. — Conservative Home

We controlled Covid in our prisons, kept the courts running throughout lockdown, and were the first in the western world to resume jury trials.

via Robert Buckland: More prison places, a domestic abuse bill, tougher sentences. How we’re acting on the people’s priorities. — Conservative Home

WATCH: “Neither Sturgeon’s nationalists or Salmond’s nationalists are focussed on rebuilding Scotland,” Ross declares — Conservative Home

“They are determined to have another referendum – even if it is an illegal, wildcat one,” warns the Scottish Conservative leader.

via WATCH: “Neither Sturgeon’s nationalists or Salmond’s nationalists are focussed on rebuilding Scotland,” Ross declares — Conservative Home

Gary Powell: My councillor handbook for the Census has arrived – with science abandoned for woke identity politics — Conservative Home

Unless the obvious definitions of biological sex are clearly established in law, then the sex-based protections of girls and women will be undermined.

via Gary Powell: My councillor handbook for the Census has arrived – with science abandoned for woke identity politics — Conservative Home

Don’t blame the police for failures to hold them accountable. To make streets safer, have more local control. — Conservative Home

That there may be as many as three investigations into Saturday’s events on Clapham Common tells us much we need to know.

via Don’t blame the police for failures to hold them accountable. To make streets safer, have more local control. — Conservative Home

“With one exception, those promoted in our intake have been women, ethnic minority members, or gay” — Conservative Home

The troubled story of Conservative MPs, identity politics, fairness, looking like modern Britain – and a headache for Party managers.

via “With one exception, those promoted in our intake have been women, ethnic minority members, or gay” — Conservative Home

Labour are divided over an EU deal, but no-deal Brexit would pose its own problem for Starmer — Conservative Home

As the denouement of the EU negotiations loom, the papers have offered a running commentary of Sir Keir Starmer’s struggle to unite the Labour Party behind his Brexit policy. The Labour leader is reportedly “leaning heavily towards whipping in favour of a deal if ministers strike one”, according to the Times, “but his top team is…

via Labour are divided over an EU deal, but no-deal Brexit would pose its own problem for Starmer — Conservative Home

Philippa Stroud: The Legatum Prosperity Index. The UK is in a strong position, but there are the first signs of deterioration. — Conservative Home

Baroness Philippa Stroud is CEO of the Legatum Institute. The UK is facing two major challenges. The ongoing pandemic, and national efforts to contain it, are impacting not just our health but also our jobs, our children’s education, and our relationships with each other and with the state. At the same time, we are approaching…

via Philippa Stroud: The Legatum Prosperity Index. The UK is in a strong position, but there are the first signs of deterioration. — Conservative Home

Biden is a conservative – succeeding not because he is old, but because he is old-fashioned — Conservative Home

Joe Biden is a conservative. Amid anxious speculation about what kind of a President he will turn out to be, this crucial point has often been overlooked. For some, the lower-case “c” in conservative will be unsatisfying. But for many American voters it was and is profoundly reassuring. It would be idle to pretend we…

via Biden is a conservative – succeeding not because he is old, but because he is old-fashioned — Conservative Home

Dolly Theis: What can Conservative history teach us about tackling obesity? — Conservative Home

Dolly Theis is completing her PhD at Cambridge University’s MRC Epidemiology Unit. She contested Vauxhall in the 2017 general election. This article is the second of three I have written about obesity policy for ConservativeHome this week. Yesterday, I set the scene and explained why obesity policy affects us all. Today, I am excited to…

via Dolly Theis: What can Conservative history teach us about tackling obesity? — Conservative Home

Two in three Party members support the 2050 zero carbon target — Conservative Home

Almost half of Party members believe that human activity is driving global warming. And even more think that the Government is right to set the 2050 net zero carbon emissions target. Note, though, that two in five say that it is wrong to set that target into law. And that a third are opposed to…

via Two in three Party members support the 2050 zero carbon target — Conservative Home

Conservative activists: there is no Climate Emergency. Our survey. — Conservative Home

The monthly survey regularly polls our panel of Party members for their views on major policy issues. But it has never as far as we can see asked them about Climate Change. So here we go – as the UK prepares to host the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow this autumn. The breakdown…

via Conservative activists: there is no Climate Emergency. Our survey. — Conservative Home

Rebecca Lowe: The Right cannot afford to duck the debate about trans, sex and gender — Conservative Home

Rebecca Lowe is the former director of FREER, and a former assistant editor of ConservativeHome. She is co-founder of Radical. An absence of discussion about sex — in the sense of biology, rather than shagging — is one of the many ways in which Conservative discourse remains starkly different from that of our friends on…

via Rebecca Lowe: The Right cannot afford to duck the debate about trans, sex and gender — Conservative Home

Ted Christie-Miller: Forget net-zero – if China doesn’t step up on climate change, it’s all for nothing — Conservative Home

Ted Christie-Miller is a researcher at Onward. His report ‘Costing the Earth’, is here. As Boris Johnson sets out his ambitious vision for international climate action at an event today, there will be a giant elephant in the room: China. This year, Glasgow’s landmark COP26 climate summit will stand or fall on whether the UK…

via Ted Christie-Miller: Forget net-zero – if China doesn’t step up on climate change, it’s all for nothing — Conservative Home

Lord Ashcroft: Labour support solidifies as expectations grow of a Tory win. My final election dashboard. — Conservative Home

 

Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC is an international businessman, philanthropist, author and pollster. For more information about his work, visit http://www.lordashcroft.com and http://www.lordashcroftpolls.com. The final round of my general election polling dashboard, based on 4,046 interviews between 5 and 9 December, shows clear Conservative leads on most measures – but with Labour support continuing to harden at the expense…

via Lord Ashcroft: Labour support solidifies as expectations grow of a Tory win. My final election dashboard. — Conservative Home

Lord Ashcroft: Will victories for Johnson and Trump herald the triumph of conservatism? — Conservative Home

 

This is a text of a talk I gave last week to the International Democrat Union, the global alliance of the centre right, looking at the challenges the conservative movement will face whatever the result of the current round of UK and US elections. The title of this session is ‘Conservatives at a Crossroads –…

via Lord Ashcroft: Will victories for Johnson and Trump herald the triumph of conservatism? — Conservative Home

Lord Ashcroft: With a year to go, my latest research looks at Trump’s chances of getting a second term — Conservative Home

It’s the first Tuesday in November, which means that 52 weeks from today, Americans will be voting on whether or not to give Donald Trump a second term in the White House. My latest research sheds some light on what voters are thinking with a year to go – and why the outcome is anything…

via Lord Ashcroft: With a year to go, my latest research looks at Trump’s chances of getting a second term — Conservative Home

Newslinks for Tuesday 29th October 2019 — Conservative Home

 

Election 1) PM drops Brexit bill in last bid for election “Boris Johnson will make one last effort today to send Britain to the polls before Christmas but could be thwarted by a squabble over the exact election date. The prime minister last night took up an offer by the Liberal Democrats and SNP of…

via Newslinks for Tuesday 29th October 2019 — Conservative Home

EU agrees on Brexit Extension until January 31st — Conservative Home

The EU has agreed to an extension of the UK’s membership until January 31st. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, tweets: “The EU27 has agreed that it will accept the UK’s request for a #Brexit flextension until 31 January 2020. The decision is expected to be formalised through a written procedure.” The BBC reports:…

via EU agrees on Brexit Extension until January 31st — Conservative Home

Newslinks for Wednesday 23rd October 2019 — Conservative Home

 

Brexit delay 1) Frustrated Johnson faces extension “Members rejected his timetable for departing the EU by 322 to 308 in a defeat that threatens to doom Mr Johnson’s “do or die” pledge to leave by October 31. The prime minister was compelled by the Benn act to ask for an extension on Saturday after MPs…

via Newslinks for Wednesday 23rd October 2019 — Conservative Home

Newslinks for Sunday 20th October 2019 — Conservative Home

 

Brexit 1) Johnson fights ‘Brexit wreckers’ with three letters to EU “The prime minister sent three different letters to EU leaders in an effort to circumvent a plot by “Brexit wreckers” to extend the Halloween deadline, branding it “deeply corrosive”. In the first Saturday sitting of parliament since the Falklands conflict 37 years ago, MPs…

via Newslinks for Sunday 20th October 2019 — Conservative Home