We republish a personal Tory manifesto first published by this site almost exactly five years ago.
Posts Tagged: Edmund Burke
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.
Listen to Johnson for any length of time and it becomes clear that his time as Mayor of London has had a profound impact on his politics.
Brainless tribalism led it to underestimate Johnson.
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.