The current pressures faced by the health service are not new or exclusive to the 21st Century. Let’s learn from past experience.
Posts Tagged: Conservative history
He was a man of Empire – not a little Englander, but a Great Britainer. One might also say a Global Britainer, which returns one to Brexit.
His tour of universities raises memories of another – that of by Keith Joseph, whose hundreth birthday would have fallen this week. It needs a modern equivalent.
Profile: Henry Willink, the Conservative who proposed a National Health Service before Bevan created one
Yet the role of the Tories, under Churchill’s leadership, in the development of the NHS is today entirely forgotten, and so is his Health Minister’s contribution.
Just as the young in the sixties thought that they invented sex, so the millennials mistakenly believe that they invented disruption. But she was the arch-disruptor.
George Freeman: We need a new Chairman and team at CCHQ to lead a radical programme of Conservative renewal
Let’s have Policy Board outside of the constraints of the Government machine – and a commission on what Britain should look like post-Brexit.
Robert Buckland: “We must speak the language of opportunity”. His lecture on Tory revival. Full text.
“The language should be that of giving people their chance to succeed and of being on their side – a “people politics” that many practice locally but which must be scaled up.”
We must follow the example of Beveridge, Butler and Willink.
Supporters of a new pro-free trade think-tank will be told that Tories are all behind them in principle. But…
Lewis Baston: Disraeli’s “leap in the dark” towards modern democracy. 150 years on from the 1867 Reform Act.
Two cheers for a measure that, though mostly about managing, dividing and taming popular opinion, remains a reforming landmark.
Daniel Hannan: Farewell to Edward du Cann, the courtly Eurosceptic who helped propel Thatcher to power
Behind his languid exterior lay a man of unusual principle, to whom all Conservatives have cause to be grateful.
Charismatic, Oxbridge-educated, hailed as the man of destiny – is it too late for Johnson to learn from Portillo’s failure?
Nicky Morgan: Almost a century after women won the right to vote, the battle for diversity in politics still rages
Too often, we still take our democratic rights for granted.
John Deben: Weak leadership, catastrophic decisions. The appeasement of reactionaries over Brexit has betrayed Heath’s legacy
He wouldn’t have let Cash and Fox, Johnson and Rees-Mogg seize the agenda. He would have fought Farage’s populism as he fought that of Powell.
She never wanted to be a one-term Prime Minister. But the voters have spoken – and now she must make a virtue of her circumstances.