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Conservatism, Liberty

“As little should happen as much as possible”: Traditionalism and libertarianism in the 21st century

“As little should happen as much as
possible”: Traditionalism and
libertarianism in the 21st century

“It is so to shape matters that the greatest possible liberty for the exercise of his own moral and intellectual qualities should be offered to him by law.”  – Robert Gasgogne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury. By Calum Heaton Gazing upon any portrait of Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, immediately […]

by × August 6, 2014 ×

Conservatism

Rebranding liberty

Rebranding liberty

By Rob Tyler Perhaps the defining feature of David Cameron’s leadership has been his rebranding the Conservative Party. It will certainly be what he will be remembered for, for good or ill, but it was in light of this that I started to think about the image that people have […]

by × March 4, 2014 ×

Elections

UKIP if you want to, Nigel

UKIP if you want to, Nigel

By Owen Pugh Firstly I must apologise for the title of this piece – UKIP’s name makes it too obvious a pun, like anything to do with Ed Balls. The question here is not whether the party has gone to sleep but whether their support has peaked and if we are […]

by × March 3, 2014 ×

Economy

How to spot a boondoggle

How to spot a boondoggle

By Cllr Robert Barnard boondoggle n. An unnecessary and expensive piece of work, especially one paid for by the public. – Cambridge Advanced Dictionary and Thesaurus An American term believed to date from the 1930s and originally referred to items which were probably unnecessary but made for job creation under Roosevelt’s New […]

by × November 25, 2013 ×

Economy

What austerity?

What austerity?

By Thomas Pike Observing from afar what is undoubtedly the biggest political debate of our era, you’d be forgiven for believing our Chancellor was worthy of a character from a 1970s Vietnam war film; machete in one hand, flamethrower in the other, slashing and scorching his way through the tangled […]

by × June 30, 2013 ×

Economy

Austerity Britain: an orderly decline?

Austerity Britain: an orderly decline?

By Thomas Pike As this is to be my first post for Conservative for Liberty, I thought I’d try something a little bold. Instead of tackling the admittedly very juicy subjects of Westminster rent-seeking and mass surveillance of the population (which our selfless public servants have been so kind as […]

by × June 11, 2013 ×

Conservatism

Conservatives must channel the spirit of Margaret Thatcher

Conservatives must channel the spirit of
Margaret Thatcher

By Cllr Nicholas Rogers Where were you when you heard? I was, of all places, sitting on a sofa in Southampton’s IKEA store. The news, though not surprising, filled me with deep sadness. Margaret Thatcher’s death diminished the world’s stock of greatness in a way that few people’s deaths do. […]

by × April 15, 2013 ×

Capitalism

Ding dong goes the cash register

Ding dong goes the cash register

By Moritz Strittmatter The news, breaking on Twitter earlier, that Rupert Murdoch was profiting from the sales of the song ‘Ding, Dong! the Witch is Dead’ have proven to be false, as the rights belong firmly to Time Warner. The confusion may be explainable due to the recent purchase of […]

by × April 13, 2013 ×

Economy

If we can have the Canadians’ central bank governor, can we have their PM, too?

If we can have the Canadians’ central bank
governor, can we have their PM, too?

In less than five months, Canadian Mark Carney will succeed Mervyn King as Governor of the Bank of England. It isn’t difficult to see why such a unorthodox appointment was made – Carney has been Governor of the Bank of Canada during a remarkable period in the Frozen Dominion’s history. […]

by × February 17, 2013 ×