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The Conservative Democratic Alliance is a strongly right-wing United Kingdom pressure group which considers the Conservative Party to have swung overtly to the left and to no longer represent Toryism. It was formed mostly by disaffected members of the Conservative Monday Club, another pressure group, over the way in which the Club should have responded to the Conservative Party's very public severing of 'links' with the Club in 2001, because of the Club's policy on immigration. One description, in The Daily Telegraph (24 August 2004), described the CDA as "a hardline offshoot of the Monday Club". An advocacy group, interest group or lobbying group is a group, however loosely or tightly organized, doing advocacy: those determined to encourage or prevent changes in public policy without trying to be elected. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right-of-centre in the United Kingdom. ... The Conservative Monday Club (widely known as The Monday Club) is a British right-wing pressure-group with its origins in the Conservative Party. ... This article concerns the British newspaper. ...


An anti-Conservative Party advertisement for the CDA that appeared in Right Now! caused a stir in Parliament. Andrew Hunter MP said that the tone of its text prompted him to withdraw his patronage from the magazine. The magazine's editor claimed Hunter was under substantial Conservative Party pressure to distance himself anyway. (Hunter subsequently left the party). Conservative Party may refer to: Conservative Party of Canada (since 2003) Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (1942-2003) Conservative Party of Canada (historical) (until 1942) Conservative Party (Chile) (historical) Colombian Conservative Party Conservative Peoples Party (Denmark) New Zealand Conservative Party (defunct) Conservative Party of Nicaragua Norwegian Conservative Party (H... Right Now! is a bimonthly British political magazine. ... Andrew Hunter (born January 8, 1943) is a United Kingdom politician and a member of the Orange Order. ...


In 2002 Iain Duncan Smith illegally expelled CDA Chairman Michael Keith Smith from the Conservative Party, (later reversed by court order), and said that he had "plans to make the Conservative Democratic Alliance a proscribed organisation, which would ban party members from belonging to it." (Refer:The Independent, 18 May 2002). For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... Rt. ... Michael Keith Smith is the chairman of the Conservative Democratic Alliance and an activist in the United Kingdom Independence Party. ... Conservative Party may refer to: Conservative Party of Canada (since 2003) Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (1942-2003) Conservative Party of Canada (historical) (until 1942) Conservative Party (Chile) (historical) Colombian Conservative Party Conservative Peoples Party (Denmark) New Zealand Conservative Party (defunct) Conservative Party of Nicaragua Norwegian Conservative Party (H... For other uses, see The Independent (disambiguation). ...


On 27 June 2002, The Daily Telegraph carried a letter from the CDA, signed by Smith, attacking the Conservative Party and its Chairman Francis Maude for "the sleaze, double-dealing, arrogance, incompetence, Europhilia, indifference and drift with which the party is still associated. "Voters", he said, "deserve a real alternative to Blairism and his 'straight kinda guy' chicanery. Mr.Maude and his C-Changing Tories are incapable of providing it." June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... This article concerns the British newspaper. ... Conservative Party may refer to: Conservative Party of Canada (since 2003) Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (1942-2003) Conservative Party of Canada (historical) (until 1942) Conservative Party (Chile) (historical) Colombian Conservative Party Conservative Peoples Party (Denmark) New Zealand Conservative Party (defunct) Conservative Party of Nicaragua Norwegian Conservative Party (H... The Right Honourable Francis Anthony Aylmer Maude (born July 4, 1953) is a British politician, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Horsham, Chairman of the Conservative Party and a member of the Privy Council. ...


Smith has been a member of the Conservative Monday Club since the early 1970s, and served in its Executive Council throughout the second half of the 1980s until about 1992. Serving on the CDA's steering committee are Sam Swerling, a former Monday Club chairman (1980-1982), founder of the Philosophy Group, member of the Campaign for an Independent Britain, and former Conservative Party Parliamentary Candidate and councillor on Westminster City Council, and Stuart Millson, a former editor of Kent Writers, founder of the short-lived Revolutionary Conservative Caucus in (1992), and Gregory Lauder-Frost. Millson and Lauder-Frost are both past Tories and members of the Monday Club and its Executive, as well as the Western Goals Institute, and both are now also members of the council of the Traditional Britain Group. The Conservative Monday Club (widely known as The Monday Club) is a British right-wing pressure-group with its origins in the Conservative Party. ... Sam Swerling (b. ... The Campaign for an Independent Britain (CIB) is a cross-party Eurosceptic lobbying group which openly calls for Britains withdrawal from the European Union. ... Conservative Party may refer to: Conservative Party of Canada (since 2003) Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (1942-2003) Conservative Party of Canada (historical) (until 1942) Conservative Party (Chile) (historical) Colombian Conservative Party Conservative Peoples Party (Denmark) New Zealand Conservative Party (defunct) Conservative Party of Nicaragua Norwegian Conservative Party (H... The City of Westminster is a London borough and a city in its own right, situated to the west of the City of London and north of the River Thames. ... Stuart Millson (c. ... The Revolutionary Conservative Caucus was a pressure group founded that attempted to introduce the ideas of the French New Right into the British Conservative Party. ... Gregory MacLennan Lauder-Frost (born 1951) is a British political activist and writer. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... The Traditional Britain Group was established in 2001 following the disbanding of the hard-right Western Goals Institute. ...


The CDA fringe meeting at the Conservative Party conference in October 2002 was addressed by Roger Knapman, leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party; Ashley Mote, prominent UKIP member and author of "Overcrowded Britain - Our Immigration Crisis Exposed" (2004); John Gouriet, a founder with Norris McWhirter of the Freedom Association alongside Derek Turner, editor of Right Now! magazine; and Adrian Davies, chairman of the fledgling Freedom Party and a prominent Lincoln's Inn barrister amongst whose clients has been the controversial British historian David Irving. Roger Maurice Knapman (born February 20, 1944) is a British politician, and is the current leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP). ... The United Kingdom Independence Party (commonly known as UKIP, pronounced you-kip) is a Eurosceptic political party that aims at British withdrawal from the European Union. ... Ashley Mote is a Member of the European Parliament for South East England. ... Norris Dewar McWhirter, CBE (August 12, 1925 - April 19, 2004) was a writer, right wing political activist and television presenter. ... The Freedom Association is a right-wing British pressure group. ... Derek Turner (born 1964 in Dublin, Ireland) is the editor of the right wing British conservative magazine Right Now, and a freelance journalist. ... Right Now! is a bimonthly British political magazine. ... Adrian Davies is chairman of the British Freedom Party, and the barrister who represented the World War II historian David Irving at his libel case appeal where Irving was accused of being a Holocaust revisionist. ... The Freedom Party is a small right wing British political party. ... Part of Lincolns Inn drawn by Thomas Shepherd c. ... David Irving, 2003 David John Cawdell Irving (born March 24, 1938) is the British author of several best-selling books about the military history of World War II. He is widely known as a Holocaust denier, although he has recently appeared to change his position, saying that [t]he Nazis...


On 6 October 2004, the Conservative Democratic Alliance held a rally in tribute to Enoch Powell as a fringe event at the Conservative Party Conference in Bournemouth, at which Ashley Mote, MEP, spoke. October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in Leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Enoch Powell The Right Honourable John Enoch Powell MBE (June 16, 1912 – February 8, 1998) was a British politician. ... Bournemouth is a seaside resort on the south coast of England. ... Ashley Mote is a Member of the European Parliament for South East England. ... A Member of the European Parliament (English abbreviation MEP) is a member of the European Unions directly-elected legislative body, the European Parliament. ...


The CDA planned to field its own candidates against Conservative MPs with small majorities at the 2005 General Election, concentrating on Oliver Letwin, the then Shadow Treasury Spokesman, and MP for West Dorset, whom they describe as "simply not a Conservative at all". The stated aim was to cull those whom they see as non-Conservatives so that a new, more genuine, Conservative Party can emerge. In the end, lack of adequate finances needed to fight an election meant that no candidates actually stood for the CDA at the 2005 General Election, and Letwin held his seat. However, CDA Chairman Michael Keith Smith stood as the United Kingdom Independence Party candidate for Portsmouth North. Both unsuccessful Tory candidate Penny Mordaunt and political commentator Richard North blamed Smith's intervention for the Tories' failure to win back the seat. Barring a change in the law, the next general election in the United Kingdom must be held some time before June 30, 2006. ... Oliver Letwin The Right Honourable Oliver Letwin (born May 19, 1956, Hampstead), British Member of Parliament for West Dorset, and Chairman of the Policy Review and Chairman of the Conservative Research Department. ... The Shadow Cabinet (also called the Front Bench) is a senior group of opposition spokespeople in the Westminster System of government who together under the leadership of the Leader of the Opposition (or the leader of other smaller opposition parties) form an alternative cabinet to the governments, whose members... The Rt. ... West Dorset is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which covers the same geographical area as the West Dorset district. ... Barring a change in the law, the next general election in the United Kingdom must be held some time before June 30, 2006. ... Michael Keith Smith is the chairman of the Conservative Democratic Alliance and an activist in the United Kingdom Independence Party. ... The United Kingdom Independence Party (commonly known as UKIP, pronounced you-kip) is a Eurosceptic political party that aims at British withdrawal from the European Union. ... Portsmouth North is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...


The CDA's June 2005 Summer Dinner in Fleet Street, London, was addressed by the 'metric martyr', Neil Herron, who is leading the campaign against the adoption of the metric system in the UK. Ashley Mote again addressed the CDA as their guest-of-honour at the Annual Dinner in London on 26 November 2005, and Mike Smith represented the CDA at the Traditional Britain Dinners at Simpson's-in-the-Strand in November 2003; and on 8 February 2006 when the Guest-of-Honour was Simon Heffer. (Refer: The Daily Telegraph Court and Social page, 9 February 2006). For the television series tentatively titled Fleet Street, see Boston Legal. ... See: International System of Units, colloquially called the Metric System, and also metrication. ... Ashley Mote is a Member of the European Parliament for South East England. ... Simpsons-in-the-Strand (full title Simpsons-in-the-Strand, Grand Divan Tavern) is a restaurant situated on The Strand in London that played an important role in the development of chess in the 19th century. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Simon James Heffer (born July 18, 1960) is an English journalist and writer. ... This article concerns the British newspaper. ...


The CDA committee meets quarterly and the group is one of the fastest growing groupings of the conservative right, claiming up to 1,000 members. General funds seem not to be a problem, and they are known to assist in part-funding the bi-annual Traditional Britain Group Newsletter. The CDA often criticises free-market economics and Americanisation in the United Kingdom, both of which it perceives to be after-effects of Thatcherism. This may be seen as distinguishing it from the modern Conservative Party leadership, which CDA members often criticise as neoconservative, (Michael Gove is often singled out for criticism on this front). The CDA is also fervently opposed to the European Union. The Traditional Britain Group was established in 2001 following the disbanding of the hard-right Western Goals Institute. ... A free market is an idealized market system, where all economic decisions and actions by individuals regarding transfer of money, goods, and services are voluntary, and are therefore devoid of coercion and theft (some definitions of coercion are inclusive of theft). Colloquially and loosely, a free market economy is an... Thatcherism is the system of misguided political thought attributed to the governments of Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990. ... Neoconservatism describes several distinct political ideologies which are considered new forms of conservatism. ... Michael Andrew Gove (born August 26, 1967, Edinburgh) is a British politician, journalist and author. ...


Chairman Michael Keith Smith recently won a major landmark test case for libel over the internet against a former schoolteacher. He was awarded £10,000 plus £7500 costs. Refer: The Times, 21 March 2006, http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2096902,00.html IT Week, and The Guardian, both 22 March 2006, http://technology.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1737001,00.html?gusrc=rss The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Guardian is a British newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. ...


The CDA produce a regular bulletin, and have a website with discussion forums.


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The Conservative Democratic Alliance is a United Kingdom pressure group opposed to the liberal direction (or "modernisation") of the Conservative Party.
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On Wednesday 6th October 2004 the Conservative Democratic Alliance held a rally in tribute to Enoch Powell as a fringe event at the Conservative Party Conference in Bournemouth.
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