Carswell and I predicted that the internet would finish off top-down politics, but I still find it weird when it actually happens.
Not only would the proposal be hugely damaging to our economy and reputation, technical realities make it impossible to implement.
What people watch, and the way they watch it, is changing swiftly.
By Tim Montgomerie The London think tank with the best blog is the Adam Smith Institute. If you don't have it as one of your favourites I strongly recommend that you do. This conservative often disagrees with its more libertarian conclusions but it is always thoughtful, newsworthy and polite. Here is a selection of recent […]
Respublica, the think tank of 'Red Tory' Philip Blond, is the latest to launch a blog. It has been named The Disraeli Room. Mr Blond's first post focuses on the big idea of "ownership". Many think tanks featured by ThinkTankCentral already have established blogs: The Institute of Economic Affairs; The Centre for Social Cohesion; Civitas; […]
Chris Browne and Tim Andrews are the co-founders of the new Australian blog Menzies House, which went live on Saturday. The success of grassroots political blogs like ConserativeHome has significantly changed the dynamics of political campaigns and policy development around the world. By providing a strong platform for political activists to engage in the political […]
Downunder, MenziesHouse.com.au has been launched. It aims to provide a one-stop site for Australian conservative, centre right and libertarian thinkers. Like ConservativeHome its focus is on the Liberal Party and with an article from Julie Bishop, Deputy to Tony Abbott, it appears to have the blessing of the party. But, again like ConHome, with articles […]
One of the most interesting phenomena in US politics at the moment is the extent to which pundits are blurring the line between commentary and political involvement. It's a phenomenon that leading Democrats are encouraging. The White House, for example, is promoting the idea that popular talk radio host, Rush Limbaugh, is the real leader […]
I am currently in Washington DC for the fourth annual gathering of organisations and thinkers from the English-speaking world – all broadly of the centre right – that are interested in developing new solutions to the problems of poverty. The gathering was launched by Iain Duncan Smith in 2005. This year, about thirty people from […]
All across America, including against Florida Governor Charlie Crist, conservative candidates are standing against more centrist Republican candidates as part of the anti-‘RINO’ phenomenon that took off in New York. ‘RINO‘ equalling Republican In Name Only. Rand Paul, son of libertarian Ron Paul, is the poster boy for this insurgent movement as he seeks to […]
Click here to see the series of ads that Canada’s Conservatives are running in the election called yesterday. The theme of Risk was one used by the Australian Liberals last year. We must hope the much newer Canadian government will be more successful with their campaign – during more difficult economic times.