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UK: Cameron cleared Theresa May’s ‘leadership’ speech say her allies. Arrogant Posh Boys? The Social Composition of the Parliamentary Conservative Party.

David Cameron rejects plans by Theresa May to stop Brazilian illegal immigrants Telegraph.co.uk David Cameron rejects plans by Theresa May to stop Brazilian illegal immigrants. David Cameron has publicly slapped down plans by Theresa May, the Home Secretary, to impose tough new visa restrictions on Brazilian tourists. Prime Minister David …

David Cameron cleared Theresa May’s ‘leadership’ speech say her allies Evening Standard Theresa May’s allies today hit back against charges of disloyalty by insisting her “leadership” speech at the weekend was cleared in advance by David Cameron. Supporters of the Home Secretary were outraged at what they saw as a hostile leak from

MPs who refuse to toe the party line are always a refreshing change, a dash of colour in a monochrome Commons. But Dr Wollaston manages to combine being interesting with being authoritative – a rare skill Photo: JAY WILLIAMS


Here’s to Sarah Wollaston: the Tory tweeter who cannot be silenced
The Telegraph
Clipping the Tory tweeters’ wings was never going to be easy, especially when you’ve got MPs like Dr Sarah Wollaston singing like canaries.So when the party’s election guru, Lynton Crosby, let it be known yesterday he wanted Conservative backbenchers to stop sniping at the Prime Minister on Twitter, the Totnes MP chirruped: “I feel a comment coming on #lynton”. An hour later, the comment materialised:”I cannot ‘participate’ without the freedom to ‘comment’, even if that is sometimes inconvenient to the Executive.”

Arrogant Posh Boys? The Social Composition of the Parliamentary Conservative Party @LSEpoliticsblog  Since assuming the leadership of the Conservatives, David Cameron and his inner circle have been dogged by questions about their priviliged background. This has only served to intensify broader issues which the Conservative party has long been seen to suffer with in matters of diversity and equality. It was to address these issues that Cameron introduced a ‘Priority’ or ‘A’ list of 200 exceptional candidates, half of whom were women. Michael Hill explains the effect which this approach had on the social composition of the parliamentary conservative party, as well as the broader difficulties likely to be faced by the party in respect of these issues.

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