He wrote Cameron’s “Hug a Hoody” speech, and during the Barnard Castle affair leapt to the defence of Cummings.
Posts Tagged: Edmund Burke
The region has been conspicuously absent from our foreign policy discourse, largely attributable to mistrust on intervention caused by the Iraq war.
The effectiveness of voluntary groups and social enterprises in responding to the pandemic shows their potential.
A magisterial survey of conservatism since the French Revolution brings home how various it is, and how impossible to reduce to an ideology.
Interview with Chris Patten: We must stand up to the Communists in Beijing who hate freedom in Hong Kong
“I’m very, very positive about China, but I’m very, very negative about the Chinese Communist Party.”
To paraphrase Burke, they owe their Party, as much as their electors, the benefit of their independent, locally-informed judgement.
There has been a vivid daily demonstration of our collective double-standard in the mass of journalists swarming outside Cummings’s house.
The government’s initial response was in fact admirably Burkean. The full force of law was used sparingly. And you know what? It did the trick.
A book which sees the ultra-liberals as a threat. But doesn’t recognise that they’re not having it all their own way.
The Conservative victory in the general election of 2019, on a promise to Get Brexit Done, was a crushing defeat for them.
We republish a personal Tory manifesto first published by this site almost exactly five years ago.
The fifth piece in our series this week about what the Tory Manifesto should look like.
Its report focuses on hate speech – which is being weaponised by various groups, including Islamists, intent on censoring public disagreement with their own beliefs.
It’s a bit like the roof of Parliament’s Westminster Hall: which is held up by a lot of huge, ancient beams all resting on each other.
Increasingly there is a recognition that the little platoons can alleviate a range of modern social ills.
We regularly describe ourselves as a broad church – and correctly so. Any alignment with the Brexit Party would see that width of appeal narrowed.