His life and works appears to have little influence at the top of the current Conservative Party, and among the wider membership and the British public. But it seems that in those countries where Scruton went behind the Iron Curtain, his work and life is not just remembered, he is still actively saving minds.
Or does Brussels propose to put up with Orban’s provocations and allow him to assume next year the presidency of the EU?
Of all the advanced industrial democracies, in the great majority of countries moderate conservatives either lead the government or the opposition.
This isn’t the time for ambiguity, but clarity: now give them the tools so they can finish the job and free all their territory, including Crimea.
We are absurdly reluctant to talk about the policies needed to encourage the birth of more children.
Germany, Hungary, Italy and Bulgaria are highly dependent on Russian gas exports, raising the prospect of bitter arguments to come.
If the opposition can make the campaign about whether Hungarians want to be in the West, they have a chance of winning.
Be ready too, for him to surprise by doing less than expected, in the hope that the more skittish members of the Alliance peel off.
The row over the Northern Ireland Protocol must not be allowed to poison co-operation with our continental partners on defence against Russia.
The country’s Prime Minister is a classic cakeist – berating the EU on the one hand, but not seeking to leave on the other.
Any move to grab more powers next year is going to end badly for politicians in Brussels.
Weakening at home and friendless abroad, it finds itself on the back foot – and exposed to its nations’ reliance on EU funds.
Britain can convene a coalition of countries, including Poland, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands and the Baltic states, possibly with Ukraine in association.
There is a Russian bear sitting behind the desk of the Kremlin; we must not let its cubs play in our midst.
Far from being confident, the Hungarian Prime Minister’s recent behaviour demonstrates a man who’s increasingly panicking.