A magisterial survey of conservatism since the French Revolution brings home how various it is, and how impossible to reduce to an ideology.
Posts Tagged: Stanley Baldwin
Daniel Hannan: Politicians can’t win. When they don’t give us what we want, we protest. And when they then do, we carry on.
These are the same elected representatives the whom we insisted should “step back and trust the professionals”.
Bevin, the working-class John Bull who stood up to Stalin and has no successors in today’s Labour Party
Andrew Adonis’s new biography of “the first of a new breed of ‘common man’ who would manage the British state” and became one of the great Foreign Secretaries.
Johnson’s task is to hire the right people and back them as long as they are getting things done, no matter who they offend in the process.
He should be scrutinised as fiercely as he himself scrutinised Delors as a journalist 30 years ago.
Only one in three Party members, according to our poll, are unambiguously lined up behind the idea.
Alistair Lexden: The origins of One Nation – now in fashion once again within the Conservative Party
If Boris Johnson now gives real political substance to what has become an overused catch-phrase, he will recreate the Tories in the image of “ Honest Stan” Baldwin.
Here is a Tory Democrat who with sublime impertinence has stolen the socialists’ clothes.
“The work done in partnership with Baldwin, and by Chamberlain alone after 1937, gave Britain some of the best welfare services in the world.”
We regularly describe ourselves as a broad church – and correctly so. Any alignment with the Brexit Party would see that width of appeal narrowed.
Last night’s policy announcement live on Facebook was a first experiment in new ways for the Government to communicate its message.
What he detests is less liberalism than democracy, and the obstacle it poses to Russian foreign policy objectives.
Alan Mak: Conservatism 4.0 – We must ensure that no-one is left behind by the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The second article in a three-part series explaining why adapting to a society and economy shaped by technology is key.
Jesse Norman: Conservatism, the party leadership, and the future of our country. Why I am considering standing.
If you believe in this idea of conservatism; if you want new faces at the table; if you share these ambitions, then please say so.
History shows that One Nation Conservatism, once espoused by Powell and Macleod, need not be wet.