Disraeli defined conservatism as ‘love of country and an instinct for power’, and her successors should strive for her winning fusion of the two.
Posts Tagged: 1979 General Election
Michael Brown: It’s 40 years since Thatcher’s victory and my Commons entrance. I remember it all so clearly.
My most cherished memory of those early days was my first encounter with the MP for Huyton, Sir Harold Wilson.
So much of what now appears inevitable could have been very different – at least in the short term.
For most voters, the 1970s are as foreign and distant as Venezuela.
Detoxifying the Party never meant moving to the left – this year’s manifesto was well to the left economically of anything we advocated.
Iain Duncan Smith: Why we need a visionary prospectus for this election – not a mass of details and tactical ploys
I feel we have gone too far in publishing and overly political manifestos which make it difficult to govern subsequently.
A further graft from the remnants of Labour and the LibDems might be the best way of preserving the Union and providing an alternative government to the SNP.
He was the last custodian of a lost Tory tradition of professional party organisation which maintained the Conservatives as a national institution.
Most produce results that are more or less what a reader of opinion polls and other electoral data might have anticipated a few months in advance.