The National Trust’s hierarchy prates about democracy but is convinced that it knows best. Its recent elections were conducted under curious rules which favour incumbents.
The Party Chairman on the constitutional review, membership, the coming Conservative Conference, candidate selection and Carol Vorderman’s false accusations against him, which she was compelled to retract.
There are clear signs that those at the top have lost faith or interest in this charity’s vital mission. It’s time for Trust members to take back control.
Most of us can get used to dysfunction in the busy and familiar setting of our day-to-day lives. But a change of scene offers a different perspective.
It seldom occurs to this author that the best way to deal with fashionable absurdities is to laugh at them, and trust in the public’s common sense.
The sparing of Rhodes’s statue, and the rows at Jesus College Cambridge and the National Trust, suggest conservatives are fighting back.
Heavy-handed state interventions often end up backfiring and curtailing liberty – they’re no substitute for people power.
We should be able to choose whether we support the BBC with our wallets – the economic case for licence fees has evaporated.
Sprinklers offer a sensible way to protect our historic buildings. But they are not being installed.
The electorate are less and less convinced by such arguments about party identity and destiny. Far underground, the tectonic plates are moving.
There has been radio silence from CCHQ since 2014. Any organisation that won’t declare a figure has the smell of decay about it.
I’m certain the change will yield many prizes, and chief amongst them must be taking back control of our own mountains, beaches, moors and marshes.