The former Justice Minister writes an open letter to a young activist, urging her to reconsider her defection to the Liberal Democrats.
Posts Tagged: Edmund Burke
For relief and refreshment from the hucksters of the present day, turn to Jesse Norman’s account of the great philosopher from Kirkcaldy.
In his new book, Ferdinand Mount looks at twelve great political thinkers and says what’s wrong with each of 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.
P.S: Only one Tory Prime Minister in recent years was “taken down” by Tory MPs. Clue: it was neither Major nor Cameron.
Parliament is not, should not be and probably cannot be a faithful reflection of the flux that confuses us in daily life.
We have a duty to honour the inter-generational contract articulated by Edmund Burke.
What about those who worship different gods, those who delight in civil rights movements, those mothers who want to go out to work?
Taking out the middle man is what the Protestant reformers promised to do, and Carswell is in his way a very Protestant figure.
Jefferson may have had the better lines, but Hamilton got the big calls right – and now he has the more stirring verses, too.
Her refusal to gossip with journalists makes her serious.
But if they defy the referendum result, they must also accept the consequences.
Davis and Starmer said the EU referendum result must be respected, but Clarke upheld MPs’ right to defy it.
May warns Davos of globalisation’s downside – and “the cult of individualism”. Her speech: full text
“We need to recognise the way in which a more global and individualistic world can sometimes loosen the ties that bind our society together.”
Otherwise she will provoke a mutiny in her own ranks.