The ethical teachings of FH Bradley are the ideal starting point for rediscovering the social dimension of Conservatism.
Posts Tagged: Civil Society
If there is one lesson we learnt from the EU referendum last year, it is that people are crying out for more control over their lives.
Nicky Morgan: A bedrock Conservative belief – that we mustn’t wait for the state to act before doing so ourselves
How I saw civil society at work recently in Israel, across the religious and ethnic divide, and am helping to build it up in Loughborough.
We need to measure the impact of firms on the communities in which they operate, instead of simply considering what their return on investment is.
If Theresa May’s Conservatives are easing their instinctive opposition, the Opposition must abandon its starry-eyed enthusiasm for the vast and the impersonal.
It is not so much like a parent or a nanny as a brother. Not Big Brother, to be sure, but Little Brother – to be treated both with sibling rivalry and understated love.
Officials, advisers and Ministers will always need external expertise: what we need are conservative-minded experts.
The ability to leverage a nation’s influence through international networks and institutions is key to promoting the national interest in the modern world.
Caroline Squire: Joe Chamberlain. Inspiration to Theresa May, founder of a dynasty – and my great-great-grandfather
It was the closeness of the family in Joe’s era that led critics to calling them ‘the clique’ – a toast that we still make today in their honour.
“…where the state is a hindrance rather than a facilitator or crowds out voluntary initiatives, let’s roll back the state, roll forward society and place Conservatism truly at the heart of our local communities.”
Michael Orton: Tackling insecurity. Here’s a plan published from the Left but with solutions for the Right – and for everyone else
Our Five-plus ideas focus on good jobs, decent incomes, secure and affordable housing and the best start in life for all our children and grandchildren
Steve Moore: Farewell, Steve Hilton. Hello, Christian Guy – and Cameron’s new social interventionism
Acting on Centre for Social Justice insights has become become central to the Prime Minister’s legacy aspirations.
If you deny its causes, you cannot put forward a meaningful vision of the way forward.
Nicolas Webb: If we Conservatives won’t serve as charity trustees, we shouldn’t complain when socialists do
I would like to share a few thoughts on my time with the Welsh Refugee Council in the hope that it might encourage more Tories to come forward for such roles.
Francis Davis: Transforming lives means taking risks. Don’t let the collapse of Kids Company persuade you otherwise.
The voluntary sector needs pooled budgets, enhanced leadership and greater innovation – and thus follow the lead of the best in the private and public sectors.