Conservatism

Conservatism

The Libertarian Right must be constructive in its criticism, or risk being marginalised

The Libertarian Right must be constructive in its criticism, or risk being marginalised

Henry Hill urges the libertarian right of the Tory Party to be constructive in its criticism and avoid becoming a Momentum-esque movement on the fringes, unable to influence policy and win people over In her Conference speech, Theresa May explicitly rejected the “libertarian right”. It stung, and it has produced […]

by × October 9, 2016 ×

Conservatism

We shouldn’t sell out our values for Kippers and Lefties

I have just gotten back from a three-day alcohol induced blackout in Birmingham. Whilst I don’t remember an awful lot about the evenings of this year’s Conservative Party Conference; the mostly sober daytimes were equally as jubilant. There was a real sense of arrogance and victory in the air, and […]

by × October 9, 2016 ×

Conservatism

The love affair ends: The CfL response to Theresa May’s speech

The love affair ends: The CfL response to Theresa May’s speech

“Time to reject the ideological templates provided by the socialist left and the libertarian right and to embrace a new centre ground in which government steps up – and not back – to act on behalf of us all.” Since Theresa May became the Prime Minister we at Conservatives for […]

by × October 6, 2016 ×

Conservatism

A post-war consensus, without the war

I realised something suddenly while in the DUP’s prosecco and orange juice reception yesterday. Looking around the room I barely recognised anyone. In fact, other than personal friends, I knew more of the travelling DUP contingent present than any of the Tories. None of the Tories there you ever see […]

by × October 5, 2016 ×

Conservatism

Alexandra Philips: Why I left UKIP and joined the Conservatives

By Alexandra Philips I am certain that many readers would assent to the notion that ‘Brexit means Brexit’. If you are ever unclear on anything, be sure to throw some tautology at it. What about Brexiteers? Surely, then, a Brexiteer is a Brexiteer? Yet for reasons beyond most people’s logical […]

by × September 29, 2016 ×

Conservatism, Liberty

What the hell does One Nation mean anyway?

What the hell does One Nation mean anyway?

Ed Miliband claimed to be it. Ken Clarke’s always been it. Thatcher once used it and now Theresa May’s at it as well. But what the hell is it? To find out, you’re best starting with a novel written in 1845 by an obscure author, part-time man-about-town and full-time dandy […]

by × July 30, 2016 ×

Conservatism

Abbie Maguire: Why I am a Conservative

Abbie Maguire: Why I am a Conservative

What does the Conservative Party offer a young, working class student and mother from a small commuter town in Essex? They made her a Tory. Diligence, opportunity, sensible frugality and little government, but not little England, drew me to the Conservative Party all those years ago, and the attempted elimination […]

by × July 20, 2016 ×

Conservatism

Divided and Ruled – how we are losing our  Natural Society

Divided and Ruled – how we are losing our
Natural Society

In modern Britain we have been taught to pull back in repulsion at the very mention of “inequality”, but what does it actually mean, and can it always be so bad? I would argue not, and in a Britain led by the current establishment, we would do well to consider […]

by × July 18, 2016 ×

Conservatism, Liberty

Stand up to authoritarianism  in the Party – Join us!

Stand up to authoritarianism
in the Party – Join us!

Theresa May becomes our prime minister today, once David Cameron has handed over the seals of office, and she is invited to kiss hands with the Queen at Buckingham Palace. It is particularly galling for liberty-minded members like ourselves that Theresa May is not only not the leader we would […]

by × July 13, 2016 ×

Conservatism, News

The new Cabinet should be determined by merit, not gender

The new Cabinet should be determined by
merit, not gender

Today it has been reported that our new Prime Minister, Theresa May, intends to ensure women make up half of her Cabinet. Many in the media have welcomed this move, but I do not. The Conservative Party currently has 330 MPs, and of these 68 are women. In order to […]

by × July 13, 2016 ×

Conservatism, Leftwatch

Tories 4 Feminism? No, no, no.

Let’s take three completely related facts. Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom are the final two in the Conservative Leadership election. Consequently the next leader of the Conservative Party and next Prime Minister will be a Woman. This is not due to feminism. Ever since it became clear that a woman […]

by × July 10, 2016 ×

Conservatism, Europe

The Brexit revolution should remind us all why we are conservatives

The Brexit revolution should remind us
all why we are conservatives

A week is a long time in politics, as they say, and my gosh what we’ve managed to fit into the last two. The continuing political earthquakes and aftershocks have demonstrated in a rather practical manner the meaning behind that well worn phrase, that a lot can happen in seven days because the nature of politics […]

by × July 10, 2016 ×