Over the last decade our activists, supporters and members have become a distant feature of an increasing centralised Party machine – remote, distant and out of touch.
His TUC account of the harm that some businesses can do should be balanced by one of the good that more do – and by projecting a personal theology of wealth creation.
As Leader of the Conservative Party, I want to thank each and every one of you for all your hard work during the local elections.
It is too fragmented to deliver this successfully – so a senior Cabinet minister should be tasked with bringing about change.
It has fascinated me since growing up in a single parent family on the outskirts of Belfast – before attending the lowest-performing secondary school in Northern Ireland.
Even in an age of austerity, government has plenty of power and assets, which it could on a small-scale, experimental basis transfer to the control of community groups.
This latest scheme could drag sports clubs, the Scouts and Guides and even the TA, Royal Naval Reserves and cadets into its net.
“Each day, when I pass the portraits of my 53 predecessors, 52 of whom were men, I focus not on what I can say but on what I can do to make our country a better place.”
Iran’s demonstrators are asking for reform, and all democrats should openly support their goals.
Whatever you believe, there is force in the claim that truth sets you free. But this Christmas, as at other times, it comes with a cost.
We have allowed our enemies to infiltrate almost every power centre that matters and delegitimise our very existence.
It is perfectly possible to govern well and enact great change with very little legislation. In fact, it can even be a blessing.
Ultimately, happiness derives from things outside the state’s control. To the extent they can, politicians should encourage businesses that deliver them.
Real change won’t happen until until technical courses gain equal esteem to academic ones.
The ethical teachings of FH Bradley are the ideal starting point for rediscovering the social dimension of Conservatism.