So much of what now appears inevitable could have been very different – at least in the short term.
Posts Tagged: Conservative history
William Hay offers a well-researched and welcome antidote to the reactionary caricature of Peterloo mythology.
George Freeman: Come to our Big Tent Ideas Festival next weekend. And help build conservatism and capitalism for a new generation.
Penny Mordaunt, Liz Truss, Dan Hannan, Liam Halligan, Steve Baker, Tom Tugendhat & others will speak. And there’s a special discount for ConHome readers.
Joshua McMullan: To effectively fight antisemitism, the Conservative Party must address its own troubled history on race relations
The sooner we deal with our Party’s past, however difficult, the easier it will be to drive out the hatred emerging on the Left today.
Nick Hargrave: The economic consequences of No Deal might only be temporary. But the political ones would dwarf Black Wednesday.
Even the near threat of such an outcome could outscale 16th September 1992 many times over in terms of setting political perceptions.
Just as they had with Joe Chamberlain before him, the Tory leadership wooed Lloyd George to fatally fracture the Liberal Party.
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.