Brainless tribalism led it to underestimate Johnson.
Posts Tagged: Edmund Burke
Jesse Norman: Conservatism, the party leadership, and the future of our country. Why I am considering standing.
If you believe in this idea of conservatism; if you want new faces at the table; if you share these ambitions, then please say so.
We need a new strategic partnership with Ireland. At the moment, that end seems endlessly remote.
Does authority reside with Parliament or the People? And are MPs representatives or delegates? Both must be answered.
Robin Aitken, who worked for the Corporation for 25 years, accuses it of propagating liberalism and suppressing conservatism behind a pretend impartiality.
The former Justice Minister writes an open letter to a young activist, urging her to reconsider her defection to the Liberal Democrats.
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.