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: The Economist
The Coronavirus coverup, assaults on democracy and the appalling genocide of the Uyghur Muslims mean that the world must distance itself from the CCP.
Anthony Browne: It’s time to drop the defeatist narrative about Britain and Covid-19. We have had many successes.
The coverage of death rates in this country has been lacking in nuance – leading people to have skewed perceptions of the UK’s performance.
Johnson, the Sunday Times and the virus. The Remainer losers have learnt nothing from the EU referendum and last year’s election.
It may be significant that the one person who doesn’t seem to be making their mistake is Keir Starmer.
Or: what would happen to the service once Corbyn ran out of other people’s money – which is needed to fund it.
Magufuli talks of the ‘harmful effects of birth control’ and attacks women using contraception as ‘lazy’, but we give £45 million to boost family planning in his nation.
Nat Wei: Like Peel versus the Corn Laws, the Conservative Party must use Brexit to slash the cost of living
As he battled the agri-barons, and Thatcher battled the union barons, so we must champion the underdog against the corporatist barons of today.
The simultaneous creation and collapse of a new force has been written off an establishment failure. The truth is more interesting.
Ireland’s displeasure is understandable. But it could prove counter-productive – working against the free trade deal that would suit it as well as the UK.
Plus: An idea for May. A quote from YouGov. A cancelled lunch. A headline from the Economist. Could Gove return? And: could Bercow be ousted?
Only a constitutional referendum lock, safeguarded by the Queen, can protect us from the left-wing coalition that could take power in 2020.
In large part, it has taken the post-truth idea up because of its own electoral weakness – and the feeling that it may not be just temporary.
Downing Street and Conservative MPs should not abandon this reforming Health Secretary under pressure from the BMA and the unions.