Proper visual preference surveys would help ensure attractive, new buildings – which people actually like.
Posts Tagged: Roger Scruton
Christ’s resurrection certainly doesn’t help us out on Brexit – unless it be to remind us of the Christian virtues of temperance and respect.
Julian Brazier: Yes, the Conservatives must engage with young people – but challenge their worldview, not concede it
James Kanagasooriam’s recent analysis is powerful, but the suggested solutions are less sure. Simply offering what younger voters want won’t work.
His sacking is more evidence, were it needed, of the tensions that tear at the Tory coalition – and threaten to render it unsustainable.
Should there be a right to extend your house upwards by a floor or two? The residents in each street should be allowed to decide.
Buildings with different functions need to be intertwined. In beautiful cities, people tend to live and work side by side.
The campaign against him is driven by the knowledge that May agrees with his views on design – and fear that the Government will act on them.
His long career evinces both a real understanding of issues such as antisemitism and a philospher’s willingness to change his mind.
Roger Scruton is advising the Government on ensuring new buildings are beautiful. But defeating the architectural establishment will not be easy.
Imagine if they raised money to help honour the soldiers who answered Britain’s call during two world wars – thus showing more than anger and resentment.
By giving local communities more control, and broadening the scope of government priorities to include quality and design, we can get Britain building.
Parliament is struggling to retain senior figures. New peers should be chosen on their ability to raise the calibre of debate.
As Sir Roger Scruton notes: “Architecture is a public art: whether we like it or not, we are forced to witness it.”
And, as Boles says, we will never build the number of homes we need unless the state is building 100,000 a year.
Dan Pitt: Green politics can be deeply Tory – in its sense of conservation, piety, and obligation to those living and dead
Part of settling down and marking time, as Roger Scruton would say, is protecting our environment. Doing so is an unchosen obligation upon us.