The fifth piece in our series this week about what the Tory Manifesto should look like.
Posts Tagged: Libertarianism
It really is remarkable. Every self-reported measure of wellbeing has improved near continuously in the past eight years.
Ryan Shorthouse: Brexit is seeing struggle enough. Communitarians and libertarians don’t have to be in conflict.
Interdependence and independence need each other, and the Conservative Party should stand for both.
If we can’t think of anything that’s going to do real good, maybe we could act like true Conservatives for once – and choose to do nothing at all?
Its muscular power is needed to boost share ownership, build houses and tax wealth rather than income. And let’s rule out a No Deal Brexit.
It was odious to burn an effigy of the Grenfell Tower – but those responsible should not have been arrested
The police should not arrest people for being offensive. Not just because burglaries and violence matter more. But because we need the freedom to offend.
Money would go from one person through a bureaucracy to another person in the same household – who probably holds a joint bank account with the first person.
James Frayne: To contest big state ideas, small state conservatives need to get to grips with the detail
They must also rediscover the interests of the consumer – and be better at engaging working class voters on social issues.
Working alongside the Conservative MPs Lee Rowley and Luke Graham, we will launch in Westminster this evening.
Rebecca Lowe: I’d rather you didn’t go to watch strippers. But I don’t think the state should stop you.
Is there a going rate for such a job — which includes wearing a prescribed colour of underwear?
Improving the situation means not only holding the police to greater account, but behaving more responsibly ourselves.
What can parents do? Avoid reading Robin Hood as a bedtime story? I asked around, and came up with a few answers.
Jamie Whyte: The Conservatives didn’t win because they rejected Thatcher’s beliefs – a small state and free markets
The “modernisers” think that people with clear principles are cranks. In five years, they may find themselves queuing for food at their local Red Star state supermarket.
Rebecca Lowe Coulson: Is the Prime Minister right that responsibilities conflict with – and outweigh – rights?
The Conservative Party has long been the natural home of libertarians and classical liberals. That relationship might be about to get less comfortable.
Many political labels started life as insults. At the Adam Smith Institute we think its time to recognise the extraordinary achievements of neoliberalism.