In Havering there is more interest on the doorstep in parking charges, Council Tax, and bin collections, than on immigration.
Trudeau aims to create “the first postnational state” where, in his own words “there is no core identity, no mainstream in Canada”, but only a list of vague shared values and shared public services everyone pays their taxes towards.
It despises the very values of patriotism and economic self-improvement that made people like my grandparents vote for them.
The centre isn’t where he or ConservativeHome or anyone else wants it to be. It’s where it is – “Far From Notting Hill”.
While too many progressives sneer, as conservatives we recognise the power of national rituals to bring communities closer together.
English understatedness and reticence is all very well, but England isn’t the whole of the UK – and, like much else, Britishness needs its symbols.
The Campaign for Common Sense has four simple, low-effort, suggestions as to how schools can be helped to get back on track.
Superior pundits fail to see the Prime Minister’s debt to Disraeli, and consider Johnson such a scoundrel they underestimate his chances of success.
Clashes over Black Lives Matter or Extinction Rebellion are noisy, nasty – and, by definition, impossible for Johnson to keep out of.
Our tradition has never been the pomp and exuberance of Bastille Day or the Fourth of July. But we must do more to bring this country together.
Anyone else would have known that vandalising the Last Night of the Proms would provoke a furious reaction.
Ministers proclaim that social reform is patriotic.