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Posts Tagged: History
Get Heywood and Robbins out; get Rees-Mogg and Duncan Smith in. There is still a chance to reverse last week’s defeat.
If the EU is serious about abolishing the idea of a ‘second-class Europe’ – which is the product of 20th Century occupations – it must support us too.
Just as the young in the sixties thought that they invented sex, so the millennials mistakenly believe that they invented disruption. But she was the arch-disruptor.
George Freeman: We need a new Chairman and team at CCHQ to lead a radical programme of Conservative renewal
Let’s have Policy Board outside of the constraints of the Government machine – and a commission on what Britain should look like post-Brexit.
A decision like leaving the EU had billions of causes: some of those were set in motion by happenings centuries ago, but none pre-determine what happens today.
Theresa May: “We are proud of our pioneering role in the creation of the State of Israel.” Speech to the Balfour Centenary Dinner. Full text.
“A peace deal that must be based on a two-state solution, with a safe and secure Israel alongside a viable and sovereign Palestinian State.”
Self-determination always involves conflict. In some cases that is justified, a conflict of necessity. In others it is not.
Robert Buckland: “We must speak the language of opportunity”. His lecture on Tory revival. Full text.
“The language should be that of giving people their chance to succeed and of being on their side – a “people politics” that many practice locally but which must be scaled up.”
Pride in British history and institutions is an essential source of social cohesion in an increasingly diverse society.
There is a case for the EU guaranteeting internal as well as external frontiers – which would make Scottish independence impossible were the UK to remain an EU member.
Lewis Baston: Forty years ago, another Tory conference. It saw that famous Hague speech. And the arrival of Reg Prentice…
The former Labour MP’s defection, and the later split within that party, has not yet found in a parallel in our own turbulent times.
The history of our party has much to teach us about how to build on our modern successes.
Supporters of a new pro-free trade think-tank will be told that Tories are all behind them in principle. But…
Lewis Baston: Disraeli’s “leap in the dark” towards modern democracy. 150 years on from the 1867 Reform Act.
Two cheers for a measure that, though mostly about managing, dividing and taming popular opinion, remains a reforming landmark.