“The Treasury Finance Ministry view of the world isn’t about structural reform to increase the productive capacity of the economy.”
The Director of the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit on his four tests for new Government policies – and moving on from the confidence vote.
We see evident now in the Tory Party, my party, a strange mix of complacency, entitlement, fear and exhaustion.
Both are a reminder that politics and political parties are not the most important things in life.
If the party really wants to honour its past, then it must face up to problems of the present.
One group is composed of those who pursue personal ambition ungoverned by any set of principles that might impede those aims.
His 1962 work “Rationalism in Politics and Other Essays” stands as one of the most significant and accessible cornerstones of modern Conservative thought.
A new ConHome series offering a very short introduction to some of those who are making or who have made an intellectual contribution to conservatism.
There is evidence, however, that suggests that the move to abandoning all recent Tory traditions is not quite so straightforward.
Political popularity appears to be broad and sustained but, when eventually it is exhausted, the falling away of support is dramatic.
The country’s Prime Minister is a classic cakeist – berating the EU on the one hand, but not seeking to leave on the other.
For over half a century he championed American conservatism, and helped develop the movement’s organisational skills.
Galloway is furthering a dangerous communalism – by dragging conflicts overseas towards the centre of domestic political discourse.
While Blair, Brown and Cameron scuttled off indecorously after leaving Number 10, she remains in the Commons and tries to hold Johnson to account.