The challenges facing the Upper House are immense, but he has the character and the experience to steer us through them.
From Wellington to Johnson, this institution has managed to keep itself at the heart of Tory politics.
Disraeli defined conservatism as ‘love of country and an instinct for power’, and her successors should strive for her winning fusion of the two.
How a proud, unbending leader misread his party, brought down a government, and set back the idea of sharing power for a generation.
The Conservative Party’s official historian was speaking at the unveiling of a new statue to the former Party leader in his home town of Bewdley today.
The work done in partnership with Baldwin, and by Chamberlain alone after 1937, gave Britain some of the best welfare services in the world.
It’s past time that the record was set straight on the life and achievements of this remarkable Tory statesman.
A new book charts how, over the course of a complicated career, he tried to bring peace to the island whilst defending British interests.
This book, by a three-time Tory candidate, records a troupe who represent ”a type of true Conservatism, for they represent at once permanence and improvement”.
A new book claims the great man was an instrument of divine providence. He would not have been convinced, and nor should you be.
Lord Lexden’s Bill provides an opportunity to bring real localism and better design to building new homes.
An austere, joyless tone informs most of the essays in this new book.
Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), the first and last Earl of Beaconsfield (he turned down the offer of a dukedom from Queen Victoria), is the only British statesman to be remembered almost entirely for the wrong reasons. Over 130 years after his death, he continues to be acclaimed for inventing the concept of “one nation” to heal […]
Lord Lexden is the Conservative Party's official historian. Read more of his historical articles on his website. A magnificent church service was held in Tamworth last Sunday under the aegis of the Peel Society to give thanks for the life and political legacy of Sir Robert Peel born two and a quarter centuries ago on February […]