“The Cameroons” are wrong to view Tony Blair as “the Master”. It was “a pity” to move Michael Gove, and the EU referendum will not heal Tory divisions on Europe.
Our democracy is manufacturing its own ghosts at the banquet.
His critique of the teaching of politics is a simple one. In his view, it is not a mode of experience. So the language of politics is not genuinely a language of explanation.
Back then, hundreds of houses and streets made way for tower blocks. We should be wary of returning to that policy.
The fundamental difference between us is that Labour seek to help people in poverty; the Conservatives seek to help people out of poverty.
The Conservatives are stronger in the new towns, weaker in some some suburbs and more concentrated in the South-East – the cause and effect of changes in the party.
The Establishment persists; that much is true. But the correct response is proper conservative economy policy, not more state intervention.
How do we enter once again into the truly global market and diplomatic scene? My new paper for the Freedom Association proposes some answers
Events then hold some uncomfortable echoes of today’s politics. What, if anything, can we learn?
In practice, and in principle, a Conservatism of liberty and responsibility is the best way to help others.
If he wants Britain to stay in, he needs a programme which can both address concerns here and win support abroad.
If the renegotiation of our EU membership delivers nothing of substance then Mr Cameron will not claim that it has.
The logic of Cameron’s position is that if the EU won’t reform he will support an Out vote in 2017.
The Centre for Policy Studies’ coming conference lauds freedom. But voters seem to prefer security.
Plus: Boris’ big MP hurdle. Why Helmer is a disastrous by-election choice. Anonymous MEPs. And: No. 10’s cup of cold sick.