Brexit

Brexit will weaken Scottish Nationalism and strengthen the Union

Brexit will weaken Scottish Nationalism and strengthen the Union

One of the more pathetic argument deployed by Remainers before the EU referendum was the notion that a vote for Leave would endanger the union by alienating Scotland, supposedly a EUphile bastion, and thus fan the flames of Scottish Nationalism. According to Labour’s Remainer in chief, Alan Johnson, if the […]

 

Events

Announcing Freedom Fizz 2017

Announcing Freedom Fizz 2017

Yes, we’re doing it all over again. The concept is very simple: Conservative Party Conference, freedom-loving speakers, a lot of fizz, and you. It’s a format that has served us well since 2014. Our speakers for 2017 will be announced over the coming weeks, but you can rest assured that […]

 

Liberty

Why the Conservatives should embrace a green future

Why the Conservatives should embrace a green future

By Ollie Marshall It’s time for the Conservatives to embrace a green future; end prohibition and legalise weed! The issue of Cannabis legalisation is one that tends to pop up every so often. Most recently it made headlines in the UK after Tim Farron included legalisation in the Lib Dem […]

 

Other News

Liberty

Why the Conservatives should embrace a green future

Why the Conservatives should embrace a green future

By Ollie Marshall It’s time for the Conservatives to embrace a green future; end prohibition and legalise weed! The issue of Cannabis legalisation is one that tends to pop up every so often. Most recently it made headlines in the UK after Tim Farron included legalisation in the Lib Dem […]

by × August 14, 2017 ×

Europe, Scotland

Brexit will weaken Scottish Nationalism and strengthen the Union

Brexit will weaken Scottish Nationalism and strengthen the Union

One of the more pathetic argument deployed by Remainers before the EU referendum was the notion that a vote for Leave would endanger the union by alienating Scotland, supposedly a EUphile bastion, and thus fan the flames of Scottish Nationalism. According to Labour’s Remainer in chief, Alan Johnson, if the […]

by × June 25, 2017 ×

#GE4L

Tory paternalism offers nothing on the doorstep

Tory paternalism offers nothing on the doorstep

It started so well. A 20 point lead in the opinion polls had us dreaming of a commanding majority, a clear mandate and an opposition on the precipice. Then it slowly turned into a nightmare as dozens of seats fell and at one point some bookies had Corbyn as favourite […]

by × June 21, 2017 ×

Liberty

Goodbye tolerance, hello thought police

Goodbye tolerance, hello thought police

‘In the end, the Labour party could cease to represent labour. Stranger historic ironies have happened than that.’ So predicted Enoch Powell in 1968, a time when Harold Wilson’s party had just begun to introduce right-on luvvie liberalism alongside its rapidly dating economic socialism. Fast-forward half a century and YouGov now […]

by × June 18, 2017 ×

Blog, Capitalism, Economic, Liberty

In defence of the Pursuit of Happiness

In defence of the Pursuit of Happiness

Jonah Goldberg, author of ‘Liberal Fascism’ had this to say of the state of US politics, ‘America’s political system used to be about the pursuit of happiness. Now more and more of us want to stop chasing and have it delivered’. Faced with the rise of Jeremy Corbyn and his […]

by × June 16, 2017 ×

Capitalism, Economy, Europe

Miriam González Durántez at Trafalgar Square by Brian Minkoff-London Pixels https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Sorry, Mrs Clegg, international trade is ‘back to front’

Miriam González Durántez, who in less enlightened times would have been known as Mrs Nick Clegg, used a column in George Osborne’s revanchist Evening Standard shortly before the general election to ‘school’ (as publishers of YouTube videos so love to say) Theresa May on the complexities of international trade ahead of her […]

by × June 15, 2017 ×

#GE4L

Tories in denial: We lost this election

Tories in denial: We lost this election

It is natural for people to look for silver linings when something bad has happened, but unless there is a proper assessment of what went wrong and why, this can look dangerously like being in denial. And this week’s general election result is no different. Already I see MPs and […]

by × June 10, 2017 ×

#GE4L

Theresa May must resign

Theresa May must resign

This was Theresa May’s election: it was her manifesto, her campaign strategy, and all the messaging was for ‘Theresa May’s candidates’. And the Conservative Party has lost as a result. Let’s be clear – no one else has won. Faced with the worst Conservative campaign in an awfully long time, […]

by × June 9, 2017 ×

#GE4L

Five reasons the Conservatives lost seats

Five reasons the Conservatives lost seats

Luke Springthorpe, director of Conservative Progress, outlines why he thinks the Conservative Party lost seats in the general election. 1) Brexit became a fig leaf barely concealing the fact that there was virtually nothing there behind it. The manifesto offered nothing to excite anyone about voting Conservative and certainly didn’t […]

by × June 9, 2017 ×

Leftwatch

I’m uninspired; but I’m voting to oppose the Far Left extremists

I’m uninspired; but I’m voting to oppose the Far Left extremists

When I cast my vote in this general election I will, for the most part, be voting against something rather than for anything. I don’t endorse Theresa May’s illiberal instincts, her paternalistic philosophy or desire for economic interventionism; nor do I think her Brexit strategy is grounded in what’s best […]

by × June 8, 2017 ×

#GE4L, CfL10

The CfL Ten: Edinburgh North and Leith

The CfL Ten: Edinburgh North and Leith

Edinburgh North and Leith might not strike you as a potential Tory seat but a referendum and a decent set of council results have combined to make this urban seat a potential game changer for the Tories in Scotland. Our prospects are also enhanced by the candidature of local businessman, […]

by × May 29, 2017 ×

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The CfL Ten: Aberdeen South

The CfL Ten: Aberdeen South

This constituency was held by the Conservatives until 1997. We finished second in the roughly similar Holyrood constituency of Aberdeen South and North Kincardine in 2016 but the Westminster constituency saw the Conservatives beat the SNP by over 5% in May’s local elections. Ross Thomson is an Aberdonian born and […]

by × May 29, 2017 ×