The unions were small-c conservatives. They paraded under heraldic banners, had no truck with such new-fangled ideas as women’s rights, and wanted to keep every coal mine in the country open.
The measures would signal that we are a national community, membership of which brings particular rights and also obligations. It sounds pretty Conservative to me.
The new Home Secretary wants to uphold traditional British means of maintaining liberty and the rule of law.
The outgoing prime minister was too often prepared to resort to big-state solutions which warped public expectations.
Years of government intervention have shifted public expectations in a dangerous direction for any centre-right programme.
A panel assembled by Policy Exchange addressed the question, “Conservatism: What Do We Want From The Next Prime Minister?”
“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.