It feels like our Party has forgotten that even a broad church needs shared values on which its different wings and traditions can agree.
Posts Tagged: British values
Nick Hargrave: Yes, I compiled an attack dossier on Johnson. But at best, there’s a real purpose to opposition research.
It works best when painting a substantive contrast on issues that voters care about. And here are four strategic choices for the Conservatives.
“If something is in the national interest, it is always in the Conservative interest.” May’s speech to Spring Forum – full text
“We back aspiration and ambition. We want everyone, from every background, to be able to go as far as their talents and hard work can take them.”
Nicky Morgan: If voters don’t trust Conservative values, they won’t vote for Conservative candidates
I believe that a discussion about values could be key to addressing much of the unhappiness which triggered the referendum result.
Few people want to stop skilled workers coming to the UK. But many voters understandably want better integration of new arrivals.
We can build a Britain that is fair on immigration, trades globally and is outward-looking – underpinned by great values of equality, fairness and freedom.
If it doesn’t contain a workable definition, the law of unintended consequences will follow.
Self-governing democracies are entitled to choose their own tax rates.
For all its faults, the moral certainty of the Empire made the transmission of British principles possible. Modern equivocation offers no such hope.
Interview: Syed Kamall MEP – “I would prefer people to have a choice, personally. I don’t see why we need a shortlist.”
The Conservative MEP leader and would-be London Mayoral candidate on Ambition, Opportunity and Enterprise – and why that shortlist should be extended.
Mohammed Amin: Extremism helps to breeds terror – a lesson of 7/7. Many Muslims get this. Too many don’t.
Ten years on from the atrocity, we have learned that while a security response is necessary it is not of itself enough.
Mohammed Amin: The values that can defeat extremism aren’t British values only – they’re shared, human, universal values too
How to make the Government’s New Partnership to Defeat Extremism work.