Just as they had with Joe Chamberlain before him, the Tory leadership wooed Lloyd George to fatally fracture the Liberal Party.
Posts Tagged: Conservative history
Nicky Morgan: Once again, we split over Europe. Once again, we undermine our leader. We Conservatives are set to repeat the same failed cycle. Will we never learn?
We are re-proving that ‘we learn from history that we do not learn from history’.
This unusual leader still evokes passions in his Party even decades after his surprise election victory.
Bill Cash: The EU Withdrawal Bill. No Conservative colleague should defy the will of the people next week.
The referendum transferred from MPs themselves the decision as to whether to remain in or leave the EU and – with it, to regain our freedom to make our own laws.
A list of new Tory Reform Group patron MPs suggests that it is stronger in the Commons than it may look.
A low-key event with an invited audience next week will explore how to apply lessons and methods from the Party’s past to its present and future.
Daniel Coughlan: Thirty years on from Thatcher’s ‘Sermon on the Mound’, faith is sadly excluded from public discourse
She spoke unashamedly of her religious beliefs, in a way that would sound shocking in today’s impoverished political culture.
How a unique combination of Heath and Powell saw the Tories swept to power from Sheffield to Lambeth.
Iain Dale: As I prepared for my Question Time debut, I heard that Diane Abbott had pulled out. Was it something I said?
Plus: May in trouble and Rudd in danger over Windrush. Corbyn stumbles. The pound rises. Local elections loom. And: the dignity of Neville Lawrence.
Onward, FREER, the revitalised CPS. The Tory MPs involved in all these will have to take some risks if they’re to get off the groumd.
The work done in partnership with Baldwin, and by Chamberlain alone after 1937, gave Britain some of the best welfare services in the world.
Dan Pitt: Green politics can be deeply Tory – in its sense of conservation, piety, and obligation to those living and dead
Part of settling down and marking time, as Roger Scruton would say, is protecting our environment. Doing so is an unchosen obligation upon us.
The capital isn’t a single political entity. Rather, it is still in some ways a Napoleon-of-Notting-Hill-style mass of small towns.
Lower interest rates and monetary manipulation have been presented as the solution to our economic woes. But increasingly they create them.
We need to renew that belief, that self-belief, and that optimism – about people, about society, about freedom and about human life – more than ever.