Robert McIlveen was a Research Fellow at Policy Exchange in the Environment and Energy unit. He is Deputy Chairman of his local Conservative Association and writes in a personal capacity. Matthew Sinclair’s criticism of carbon taxation – that at a time of economic difficulty adding to the tax burden of our biggest employers is the […]
Robert McIlveen lives in Sheffield and is doing his PhD there on the Conservative Party, its organisation and electoral strategy. He welcomes David Cameron’s recent speech on a "liberal conservative" approach to foreign policy. Liberal interventionism is rather like carbon offsetting: an expensive way to make ourselves feel better about the world. It’s hard not […]
Robert McIlveen lives in Sheffield and is doing his PhD there on the Conservative party, its organisation and electoral strategy. The Labour party, and much of the media, tell us we’re “lurching to the right.” Many in this party, and on this website, despair that we’re “charging to the centre.” Apparently David Cameron is doing […]
The party should be commended for its innovations in candidate selection – here’s how to make the process even better.