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# conservatives - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Britain is limiting child tax credits to just two children per family

The country is aiming to save £37 billion in the next five years.

# conservatives - Saturday 30 May, 2015

The UK may be wavering, but Irish people sure don't want to leave the EU

A new Red C poll shows that Ireland is very happy to remain a part of Europe.

# conservatives - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Tory election victor tears into political rivals and causes a near riot Settling Old Scores This post contains videos

Tory election victor tears into political rivals and causes a near riot

“Intellectually barren, corrupt, backward-looking losers.”

# conservatives - Friday 8 May, 2015

The British Pound loves David Cameron

The UK currency jumped as it became clear the Conservatives were on the march to victory. Not such good news for Irish consumers though.

The polls got it wrong in the UK. Here's why...

Whoops.

Miliband, Farage and Clegg have all quit - and David Cameron's back at Downing Street

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has send his congratulations, and said he’s looking forward to building on their “very close relationship”.

AS IT HAPPENED: Tories on course for majority, SNP storms Scotland ... and Miliband set to quit The Morning After This post contains videos

6 things you need to know after a stunning UK election

The opinion polls were wrong and David Cameron is almost certainly continuing his stint in Downing Street.

# conservatives - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Four men and a lady: Political deadlock could means days of fraught talks

Forming coalition governments comes natural to Irish politicians, but the same is not true across the water.

The Cork connection to the most marginal constituency in England

Just 42 votes separated the winning Labour candidate and her Conservative rival in 2010. Now a second generation Irishman is targeting the seat for the Tories.

# conservatives - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Two days to go and some people are still making their minds up

We’re in London ahead of the UK general election on Thursday. Here’s what we’ve found out so far.

# conservatives - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Watch this former party leader call Tories 'b***ards' seven times in four minutes Going Blue This post contains videos

Watch this former party leader call Tories 'b***ards' seven times in four minutes

Paddy Ashdown is not familiar with being on the fence.

# conservatives - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Why the UK general election could tell us a lot about our own

There are some remarkable similarities between British and Irish politics as voters in the UK prepare to vote on 7 May, writes Seamus Conboy.

# conservatives - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

What you need to know about the election that no one can predict Explainer This post contains videos

What you need to know about the election that no one can predict

In a closely-fought race it appears neither the Conservatives nor Labour will emerge victorious on 7 May.

# conservatives - Monday 2 February, 2015

David Cameron is scared to answer basic maths questions

The answer was 72, David.

# conservatives - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

The Tories tried to use Sinn Féin to have a go at Ed Miliband

Sinn Féin said it was silly behaviour from the Conservatives

# conservatives - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

A UK minister said it's 'not worth' paying disabled people the minimum wage

Lord David Freud, great grandson of Sigmund Freud, is now facing calls to resign.

# conservatives - Monday 13 October, 2014

Britain's first Ukip MP has been sworn in - and he looks pretty happy about it

Douglas Carswell defected from Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives and was re-elected in his old seat.

# conservatives - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Bad day for Cameron: Minister quits over 'explicit photos' and MP defects to UKIP

Mark Reckless is the second MP to defect to UKIP in the space of two months.

# conservatives - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

UK leaders take "unprecedented" step to boost Scottish campaign

All three party leaders have pulled out of Prime Minister’s Questions to head north.

# conservatives - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Here’s a crash course on how the European Elections are shaping up in Northern Ireland

Haven’t been following the race up North? Here’s a taster.

# conservatives - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Tory MP who organised Nazi-themed stag party 'stupid and offensive' but 'not a bad man'

Aidan Burley, who was sacked as a ministerial aide over the incident in 2011, has apologised.

# conservatives - Monday 23 December, 2013

Gay marriage was legal in Utah for the weekend but a ban could return today

A statewide ban was ruled illegal but conservatives in favour of it are not giving in.

# conservatives - Sunday 8 September, 2013

# conservatives - Sunday 24 March, 2013

Video: Uncomfortable Boris Johnson insists he's not a 'nasty piece of work' Boris This post contains videos

Video: Uncomfortable Boris Johnson insists he's not a 'nasty piece of work'

Interviewed on the BBC this morning, the Mayor of London looked distinctly uncomfortable as he was questioned about allegations of making up quotes and lying about an affair.

# conservatives - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge Tory MP suspended over I’m a Celebrity appearance Get Me Out Of Here

Tory MP suspended over I’m a Celebrity appearance

Who else is going into the jungle?

# conservatives - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

British cabinet reshuffle sees 'Minister for Murdoch' get health portfolio

Jeremy Hunt was the surprised appointment to the Ministry of Health as David Cameron conducted his first reshuffle since taking office over two years ago

# conservatives - Thursday 14 June, 2012

David Cameron to appear before Leveson inquiry today

The British prime minister will face questions about his relationship with Rupert Murdoch.

# conservatives - Thursday 1 March, 2012

World's biggest advertising company to move HQ from Dublin to London

WPP, which announced record profits of €1.2 billion today, confirmed that it plans to leave Dublin as soon as new tax rules are passed in Westminster.

# conservatives - Friday 24 February, 2012

British Labour MP charged with assault after incident at Westminster bar

Eric Joyce was arrested on Wednesday following an incident in a bar at the British Houses of Parliament.

# conservatives - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Merkel backs Sarkozy for second-term as French president

Although Sarkozy is yet to officially declare himself a candidate in the upcoming election, the German chancellor has given her support to the incumbent.

# conservatives - Monday 12 December, 2011

Cameron defends veto on EU deal, says he negotiated in 'good faith' Commons Clash This post contains videos

Cameron defends veto on EU deal, says he negotiated in 'good faith'

The opposition said he lost but the prime minister insisted he was defending his country’s interests over his veto of the EU deal.

# conservatives - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Tory students in Scotland burn an effigy of Barack Obama

The students at the University of St Andrews burned the likeness of the American president on a bonfire at the weekend. The president of the Conservative society has apologised and said it was a “stupid thing to do”.

# conservatives - Friday 6 May, 2011

From The Daily Edge Labour wins control of UK council after candidates draw straws Straw-ocracy This post contains videos

Labour wins control of UK council after candidates draw straws

The candidates – Labour and Conservative – could not be separated after three full recounts so it was either straws or a coin toss to determine the outcome.

# conservatives - Friday 22 April, 2011

Britain's opposition leader to have nose operation 'to make him an election winner'

The Labour party leader Ed Miliband will undergo a nose operation this summer with reports saying it is part of a plan to improve his voice and make him an election winner.

# conservatives - Thursday 7 April, 2011

From The Daily Edge UK Deputy Prime Minister: I cry to music and my sons ask why everyone hates me Dry Your Eyes

UK Deputy Prime Minister: I cry to music and my sons ask why everyone hates me

Nick Clegg has told a magazine that he worries about the impact his unpopularity in the UK is having on his children.

# conservatives - Friday 4 March, 2011

UK coalition government party 'humiliated' in by-election

The Liberal Democrats finished sixth in the poll increasing pressure on their embattled leader whose decision to enter into a coalition with the Conservatives has been unpopular.

# conservatives - Sunday 27 February, 2011

From The Daily Edge Hip hop musical to chart the formation of UK coalition government Coalition

Hip hop musical to chart the formation of UK coalition government

The musical will feature David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Gordon Brown and others rapping.

# conservatives - Thursday 20 January, 2011

Prejudice against Muslims is seen as normal, says senior Tory

Co-chairperson of British Conservatives says Islamophobia is now socially acceptable in the UK.