Conservatism

Conservatism, Elections

Honesty, openness and authenticity are the only way the Conservative Party can win back the credibility it has lost

Honesty, openness and authenticity are the only way the Conservative Party can win back the credibility it has lost

Just a few days after the general election I wrote on these pages that I was worried. Worried that if the Conservative Party continued focusing on the positives of the campaign and the result we would not reach a full and proper understanding of what went wrong and why. I […]

by × September 1, 2017 ×

Conservatism

Why are young Tories so dogged by scandal?

Why are young Tories so dogged by scandal?

Conservative activists up and down the country find themselves groaning (again) as a scandal involving young Tories unfolds (again). I’m not going to write about the debacle surrounding the launch of ‘grassroots’ organisation ‘Activate’. Suffice to say it has been disaster, and the approach and comments of members of the […]

by × August 30, 2017 ×

Conservatism

We need more MPs like Philip the Philibusterer

We need more MPs like Philip the Philibusterer

  Philip Davies has earned himself a rather distinct reputation as a filibusterer – and no doubt a tabloid journalist genius has given him the moniker ‘the Philibusterer’ at some point. I would doubt even more than the Member for Shipley wouldn’t be proud of such a glowing review from […]

by × February 14, 2017 ×

Conservatism

Ronald Coyne: The ugly face of Tory snobbery that shames the Party

Ronald Coyne: The ugly face of Tory snobbery that shames the Party

Last week, a Tory extremist burnt a £20 note in front of a homeless person. Ronald Coyne, a communications officer of the Cambridge University Conservative Association, was filmed committing the atrocity after a night on the town with friends. He was expelled by the CUCA after the disturbing footage was […]

by × February 14, 2017 ×

Conservatism, Events

Pint & Patter with Artus Galiay Chairman of Les Républicains in the UK – 18:30 Tuesday 31st

Pint & Patter with Artus Galiay Chairman of Les Républicains in the UK – 18:30 Tuesday 31st

Come and join Conservatives for Liberty for our January Pint & Patter with Artus Galiay, Chairman of Les Républicains in the United Kingdom. Follow him on Twitter here. Artus will be speaking to us about the upcoming French Presidential elections, and the impact this may have on both France and […]

by × January 30, 2017 ×

America, Conservatism

Donald Trump is not a conservative

Donald Trump is not a conservative

Donald J. Trump, President-elect of the United States of America, can be called many things. For decency’s sake, relatively few of these can be committed to paper. But one of the things he can’t reasonably be described as, despite his assertions to the contrary, is a conservative. As a conservative […]

by × January 19, 2017 ×

Conservatism, Liberty

What is the Conservative Party, anyway?

What is the Conservative Party, anyway?

I could answer that question straight up and say, it’s been my life for 11 years. For a third of the time I’m been on this planet I’ve been a member. And not just one of those people who pays their membership and turns up to an occasional dinner when […]

by × December 20, 2016 ×

Conservatism

What does Donald Trump’s victory mean for conservatism?

Donald Trump has been varyingly called conservative, reactionary, populist, and a whole plethora of different (and more profane) terms. One thing is certainly true – this election will impact both America’s and the world’s perception of conservatism as an ideology. As far as I can tell, Donald Trump is not […]

by × November 13, 2016 ×

Conservatism, Liberty, Membership

Three years on: Why CfL is more important than ever

Three years on: Why CfL is more important than ever

In October 2013, Conservatives for Liberty entered the political arena with a launch event at The Barley Mow in Westminster. Daniel Hannan, recently inaugurated as our Honorary President, was our speaker for the night. We were overjoyed that we managed to attract 100 activists to our first event and were optimistic about how this […]

by × November 2, 2016 ×

Conservatism, Foreign & Defence

The Liberal case for Union and Commonwealth

The Liberal case for Union and Commonwealth

One of the challenges with being in a political party is that it will inevitably restrict your intellectual freedom of movement to some degree. There’s nothing wrong with this: the trade-off between absolute individual autonomy and effective collective action is one we make all the time, and contrary to the […]

by × October 27, 2016 ×

Conservatism

Interview with Dan Hannan from CPC16

Interview with Dan Hannan from CPC16

by × October 24, 2016 ×

Conservatism, Europe

Brexit is just the end of the beginning

Brexit is just the end of the beginning

Brexit must be the beginning of a prolonged period of political and cultural change in this country  The Brexit vote was about returning power to the British people. Remoaners can spin and cry and complain but polls confirm the British people understood what they were voting for: restoring sovereignty. It […]

by × October 10, 2016 ×