The big prize will be that the UK’s economic and trade freedom will be restored, something May’s backstop would have prevented, potentially indefinitely.
Posts Tagged: Conservative history
Andrew Sharpe: Progressive Conservative Reformers 5) We must mine our history to inform our present and dominate our future
If we lack the self-confidence to defend our achievements, how do we seriously expect to be able take the fight to our opponents?
When he declared that “the first consideration of a minister should be the health of the people”, he was beginning to map out an election-winning mass appeal.
How better to follow Jeremy Corbyn’s speech yesterday than by citing a signature Tory policy that shifted wealth to “working people and their families”?
It’s one that more Tories should tell – in season and out, including this week each year, when Labour strive to delegitimise it.
Do voters distrust Johnson on the healthcare? Sure. But Labour is no longer seen as “the party of the NHS”, either.
The latter’s NHS myth is fading as time passes, and younger people bring their consumer viewpoint to their use of public services.
Richard Ritchie: It is futile to ask where political giants of old would have stood in today’s chaos
Over the past few decades our constitution has been so corroded that the likes of Powell, Benn, Crossman, and Foot would struggle to recognise it.
We regularly describe ourselves as a broad church – and correctly so. Any alignment with the Brexit Party would see that width of appeal narrowed.
Even though public concern about immigration seems to have eased off recently, there is reason for caution.
Walking away will neither avoid a Jeremy Corbyn government or make Boris Johnson govern as a liberal Tory.
Sunder Katwala: What Onward’s new report really tells us about the prospects of a post-liberal conservatism
It offers interesting insights into the shape of public opinion in 2019. But talk of a ‘sea change’ away from freedom is hard to stand up.
The Fixed Terms Parliament Act may pave the way to delivering Brexit by October 31. And for that, we can thank…
In so doing, he has the opportunity not only to deliver Brexit, serve his country – and make history.
Richard Kelly: A lesson from May’s departure – and from history. So often, it’s Tory activists, not MPs, who bring down their leader.
Yesterday’s emergency National Convention meeting was a reminder of the influence and power of the grassroots.
Britain Beyond Brexit, a New Conservative Vision for a New Generation, is published today by the CPS.