Economic competence has been the cornerstone of the Conservative appeal. Remove that cornerstone and the entire structure becomes fragile.
Posts Tagged: Margaret Thatcher
The fourth piece in our series this week about what the Tory Manifesto should look like.
James says to Johnson: “I trust in your One Nation outlook”. Why her farewell letter to him is well worth reading.
By creating a kind of firewall between her take on Brexit and her view of everything else, she has kept her head at a time when too many others are losing theirs.
It really is remarkable. Every self-reported measure of wellbeing has improved near continuously in the past eight years.
Skelton on One Nation, and how Tories must take the lead in reviving towns which have been left to rot
The patriotic, Brexit-voting working class, neglected for decades by Labour, must now be championed by the Conservatives.
Michael McManus: Maggie and Ted – my new play about the most notorious feud in modern political history
I worked for both of them, and they were extraordinary human beings. But they were also both contingent, flawed, and also with their all-too-obvious blind spots.
David Gauke: Whatever briefings from Downing Street may claim, an election fought on a No Deal platform would be disastrous
Let me give seven examples of principles that most Conservatives would support. I struggle to reconcile them with those pursuing a No Deal Brexit at any cost.
Its report focuses on hate speech – which is being weaponised by various groups, including Islamists, intent on censoring public disagreement with their own beliefs.
As the final volume of the authorised biography appears, its author remarks that by the end, there was almost no one who could say: “Come on Margaret, stop it.”
The Neoliberal Manifesto, a joint project between the Adam Smith Institute and 1828, champions an approach based on freedom, markets and choice.
And Tories have known since Thatcher’s time that climate change has to be taken seriously.
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.
My new pamphlet for the Centre for Policy Studies sets out a programme which would empower voters truly to Take Back Control.
How better to follow Jeremy Corbyn’s speech yesterday than by citing a signature Tory policy that shifted wealth to “working people and their families”?
We regularly describe ourselves as a broad church – and correctly so. Any alignment with the Brexit Party would see that width of appeal narrowed.