In large part, it has taken the post-truth idea up because of its own electoral weakness – and the feeling that it may not be just temporary.
Posts by Alex Morton
Alex Morton: Effective government comes first, delivering Brexit second – not the other way round. Here’s proof of why.
The tale of the Troubled Families programme helps to prove that if the state doesn’t work properly, we won’t gain from leaving the EU.
Alex Morton: Our immigration system should be based on permits and have a cultural compatibility test
To defeat populists on the right, liberal conservatives must show that immigration, like globalisation, benefits this country and its people,
Louis Smith’s mockery of Islam was neither clever nor funny. But his suspension for it is outrageous.
The state is indirectly attacking an individual who has received death threats rather than take action against those threatening him.
Alex Morton: May should call an general election next spring. Britain’s economic position demands it.
She needs the larger majority that a poll would deliver if she is to achieve her programme at a time of pre-Brexit turbulence.
What stands in the way of the homes, jobs and savings proclaimed on the masthead of this site is not a state that’s too liberal, but one that’s not liberal enough.
Chasing the middle ground is based on showing that we ‘care’ – and that if you ‘care’ you have to intervene. But the interventions can make matters worse.
Aid reform based on ‘efficiency’ is a smokescreen. So a different narrative and approach is needed.
Officials, advisers and Ministers will always need external expertise: what we need are conservative-minded experts.
The UK needs a political strategy to get the best deal – and we must be willing to sacrifice any and all other policies to achieve it.
Both consumer price inflation and higher interest rates are needed.
Every Prime Minister starts out talking about higher productivity but ends up offering more debt and cheap credit. Will this one break the mould?
There is a huge amount of talk about solving the problem, but too little effective action.
If our new Prime Minister cannot get through a fortnight without promising money left, right and centre, how will he or she manage the negotiation?
While I work for him, he showed himself a small c conservative, a man with a deep love for the country he governed, and an entirely honourable sense of duty.