Churchill in his Liberal days wore with pride the scar inflicted on his forehead by the copy of Commons Standing Orders hurled at him by an enraged Tory in 1912.
Disraeli defined conservatism as ‘love of country and an instinct for power’, and her successors should strive for her winning fusion of the two.
History shows that One Nation Conservatism, once espoused by Powell and Macleod, need not be wet.
He was murdered by terrorists 40 years ago today. Now there is a new, exemplary biography of him.
How a proud, unbending leader misread his party, brought down a government, and set back the idea of sharing power for a generation.
Siblings who have lived together for many years should be entitled to the same rights and protections.
Ministers like Amber Rudd have great difficulty finding able SpAds because the Conservative Research Department, which used to train them, has been destroyed.
He made grotesque errors of taste and judgement – see “Rivers of Blood”. But even his critics admit that he was one of the great parliamentarians of the 20th century.
The work done in partnership with Baldwin, and by Chamberlain alone after 1937, gave Britain some of the best welfare services in the world.
She makes this case in her first publication, but is far too anxious never to cause anyone in the educational establishment any offence.
An American scholar shows how British Conservatives welcomed universal suffrage, while German Conservatives were terrified of it.
Also: Davies defends Welsh devo-sceptics; Tory peer spearheads bid for gay marriage in Ulster; Davidson attacks SNP’s policy vacuum; and Foster comes out swinging for Brexit.
The 5.6 million of our fellow countrymen living overseas are a huge source of “soft power” – we should not be insulting them.
The political fallout from this bloody battle of attrition did more to enhance British prospects of victory than the actual fighting.
The energies of this unknown but highly influential figure, Cameron’s right-hand man for the last decade, are bent on the EU renegotiation.