Our electoral success has rested in large measure on an ability and willingness to adapt to the realities of social and economic change.
We give you divorce reform, abortion law in Northern Ireland, citizenship rights for three million Hong Kongers, and the rainbow flag.
Countries need a balance of self-criticism and self-confidence. People are often called on to act for a greater good. But if Britain is shameful, why bother?
A limited suspension is one thing, lasting change would be another. And so often, nothing is so permanent as the temporary.
As a rule, the Conservatives are unclear about the politics of equality and identity. But there’s at least one Minister who isn’t.
“Why then do you still feel unable to share your true thoughts on social media – or even guilty for associating with those that you’d like to?”
We have a tremendous opportunity to lead the response, and we must not cede any ground to a newly energised anti-environment lobby.
It represents an emergency call to arms – not a permanent transition towards a command society.
The government’s initial response was in fact admirably Burkean. The full force of law was used sparingly. And you know what? It did the trick.
The Treasury’s decision is a vital moment in the battle against coronavirus and in the emerging consensus about the country we want to be in future.
Whether moderate right Conservative, or moderate left, austerity is dead, and this new age will be with us for a long time to come.
The Conservative victory in the general election of 2019, on a promise to Get Brexit Done, was a crushing defeat for them.
We lost Putney, but gained loads of poorer seats in the north and midlands. That’s highlighted the tensions.
Ed West describes in his new book how the Left has established “a moral monopoly”. It describes the mentality of a Tory who will not be imprisoned in a system.
Our aim is to show that conservatism is alive and well outside of the walls of Parliament, even if it is on life-support within the Conservative Party.