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: Alistair Lexden
How a proud, unbending leader misread his party, brought down a government, and set back the idea of sharing power for a generation.
The Conservative Party’s official historian was speaking at the unveiling of a new statue to the former Party leader in his home town of Bewdley today.
The work done in partnership with Baldwin, and by Chamberlain alone after 1937, gave Britain some of the best welfare services in the world.
It’s past time that the record was set straight on the life and achievements of this remarkable Tory statesman.
A new book charts how, over the course of a complicated career, he tried to bring peace to the island whilst defending British interests.
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”.
A new book claims the great man was an instrument of divine providence. He would not have been convinced, and nor should you be.
Lord Lexden’s Bill provides an opportunity to bring real localism and better design to building new homes.
An austere, joyless tone informs most of the essays in this new book.
Lord Lexden: Disraeli. No, not a “One Nation Tory”. But a tenacious believer in imagination and courage.
Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), the first and last Earl of Beaconsfield (he turned down the offer of a dukedom from Queen… Read more »
Alistair Lexden: On this day, 225 years ago – the birth of Robert Peel, the first Compassionate Conservative
Lord Lexden is the Conservative Party's official historian. Read more of his historical articles on his website. A magnificent church… Read more »