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.
Changing our approach to tinkering with time could provide the government with an easy demonstration that it has control of the energy crisis.
What are people trying to “escape” from? And is the Government able to fully tackle these things?
A common threat, especially in the form of a pathogen, flicks switches in our brains, making us less tolerant of dissent.
If it is framed through the prism of tolerance and anti-bullying, most people support it. But there are still political pitfalls.
But unless his fully-developed vision of the future can capture heart-and-minds, I’d expect control of the party to stay with the mainstream.
The self-imposed constraint of tradition stands little chance before the turbo-charged power of rampant individualism. And yet, in respect to cars, there is hope for a third way.
Edmund Burke on child abuse claims – and regime change.
Russell Brand is not someone you’d expect to find writing for the Spectator, but here he is on the subject of drug abuse: “I cannot accurately convey the efficiency of heroin in neutralising pain. It transforms a tight white fist into a gentle brown wave, and from my first inhalation 15 years ago it fumigated […]
One of the many low-lights of the London 2012 closing ceremony was Russell Brand’s performance of I Am The Walrus by the Beatles. What the organisers should have done instead was to recreate the spectacularly bad-tempered Newsnight debate that had recently taken place between the anarchic comedian and Peter Hitchens (watch it here). Chaired by Stephanie […]
Peter Hitchens of the Mail on Sunday on why he still hopes that the Conservative Party will die. Tim Montgomerie’s “Fifteen reasons why even Peter Hitchens and Simon Heffer should vote Conservative” produced an interesting response from readers on ConservativeHome, and Tim has kindly allowed me to reply – both to the posting and the […]
Tomorrow on the interviews blog we will publish all of Peter Hitchens’ answers to ten recent questions posed by ConservativeHome visitors. Most of Peter’s answers are substantial but one answer, in particular, to a question posed by ‘MagicAldo’, ran to 2,000 words. MagicAldo’s question and Peter Hitchens’ answer are therefore published below (with Peter’s permission) […]