Tim Montgomerie

American Conservatives Must Stand Up To Trump

Who governs America matters to every citizen of the world. Yet a bigoted demagogue stands a real chance of being elected President

Underrated: Owen Paterson

The Cabinet's leading environmental sceptic has charted a steady rise to his new job as Northern Ireland Secretary.

How to Retake the Moral High Ground

Cameron will only break Labour’s monopoly of morality by finding the words and tools to redefine Bush’s compassionate conservatism

Iain Duncan Smith

The “quiet man” has nerves of steel, and his welfare reform may make the Conservatives the natural party of government again

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"