This book, by a three-time Tory candidate, records a troupe who represent ”a type of true Conservatism, for they represent at once permanence and improvement”.
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Lord Lexden is the Conservative Party’s official historian. His website can be found here.
To read this latest Daily Telegraph book of military obituaries is a profoundly humbling experience.
A new book claims the great man was an instrument of divine providence. He would not have been convinced, and nor should you be.
An austere, joyless tone informs most of the essays in this new book.
At a deep, emotional level the battle will for Englishmen – especially Tory Englishmen – remain Shakespeare’s Agincourt until “the ending of the world’.
Stalin accused him of spying for Churchill and locked him up.
It is now clear that Baldwin (and Chamberlain after him) steadily rebuilt Britain’s armed strength in a determined and prudent manner after 1934.
Unshakeably devoted to ‘The Lady’, he was the greatest PPS of all time – and one of the most courageous politicians of his generation.
Lord Lexden: The extraordinary Lord Shaftesbury – a Conservative Christian warrior who hated his parents and despised democracy
Honoured today as a forerunner of social justice conservatism, the Tory battler against slavery was a more complex figure.
A review of “A Strange Romance” – Daisy Hay’s account of the marriage of Benjamin and Mary-Anne Disraeli.
What does the current leadership of the Party think? It has placed no strong reaffirmation of the Union in the election manifesto.
He was the last custodian of a lost Tory tradition of professional party organisation which maintained the Conservatives as a national institution.
This one-time “British Robespierre”, who then dedicated himself to preserving the United Kingdom, died a century ago today.
Lord Lexden: 35 years ago today, Airey Neave was murdered – and the course of British politics changed
Had Margaret Thatcher’s Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary lived, Unionism might have been revived throughout the United Kingdom.
In Bristol, Bonar Law conceded that Nationalist Ireland could have Home Rule if Unionist Ulster was exempted from it.