Iain Duncan Smith

Leave campaigners aren’t being disrespected. They’re being paranoid

30 April 2016 9:00 am

There are moments when one wonders whether one is seeing and hearing the same things as others. For me such…

Iain Duncan Smith on how to save Conservatism

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Iain Duncan Smith on the fallout from his shock resignation

George Osborne still deserves praise for his Living Wage

2 April 2016 9:00 am

It was unfashionable of me to write in praise of George Osborne on Budget day. I did so, you may…

How Cameron and Osborne lost so much of their party

26 March 2016 9:00 am

Why have David Cameron and George Osborne overreached? Why are so many in their own party no longer disposed to…

Tearing tax credits away from the working poor is a battle of choice, not necessity

24 October 2015 9:00 am

Just over 30 years ago, Margaret Thatcher’s government decided to look at local government finance. A young aide, John Redwood,…

You can't spin yourself into authenticity – as Ed Miliband is finding out

2 August 2014 9:00 am

For a politician to draw attention to his own deficiencies is a desperate attempt to curry favour with the electorate…

Benefits Street

Benefits Street exposes Britain's dirty secret - how welfare imprisons the poor

18 January 2014 9:00 am

A documentary has finally exposed what life is like at the bottom. So why is the left so angry?

The fight for compassionate Conservatism

18 January 2014 9:00 am

‘Has the Secretary of State, like me, managed to watch programmes such as Benefits Street and On Benefits & Proud?…

Welfare wars

11 January 2014 9:00 am

George Osborne is refreshingly uninterested in his public image, believing that he will be judged by the success (or otherwise)…

Iain Duncan Smith's welfare reform is hanging in the balance

1 June 2013 9:00 am

‘The Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then they get elected and prove it,’ wrote P.J.…

Frontline Tories to Cameron: ‘We don’t want to look nasty and we don’t want to look mad.'

6 April 2013 9:00 am

Just before Easter, writing for the Times, I talked to 30 of the 40 Conservative MPs with the most marginal…