Conservatism

Conservatism

Chris Manby: Why I am a Conservative

Chris Manby: Why I am a Conservative

The first part in a new series, in which CfL members talk about their beliefs and values. If you would like to take part please email editor@con4lib.com. I sort of drifted into conservatism out of an instinctive patriotism and a desire to preserve the nation I love. I hero-worshipped Winston Churchill as […]

by × August 9, 2015 ×

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, Liberty

Fighting for freedom: Where next for the Conservative Party

Fighting for freedom:
Where next for the Conservative Party

Yesterday a group of CfLers joined the Centre for Policy Studies’ 40th birthday celebrations at the Margaret Thatcher Conference on Liberty. The conference brought together notable conservatives and libertarians from the UK and further afield, including our own President Daniel Hannan MEP. Some of us take it for granted that […]

by × June 19, 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 ×

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 ×

Conservatism

Why the far right hates Margaret Thatcher too

Why the far right hates Margaret Thatcher
too

I’ve often said, when people on either end of the political spectrum hate you, you’re probably doing the right thing. How many times have you been called a raving lefty by social conservatives and Adolf Hitler by raving lefties? Exactly. The week following the death of Lady Thatcher has been […]

by × April 14, 2013 ×

Conservatism, News

A delusional leader, a split in the Right; Eastleigh is just the beginning

A delusional leader, a split in the Right;
Eastleigh is just the beginning

How do you solve a problem like Maria? That was the tagline, with a few variations, for many commentators during the Eastleigh campaign. But the Conservatives’ catastrophic defeat at Eastleigh is indicative of a number of problems facing the party, of which candidate Maria Hutchings was by far the least. […]

by × March 3, 2013 ×

Conservatism, News

Today’s vote could not have fallen on a better day for reconciliation

Today’s vote could not have fallen on a better day for reconciliation

Today is an important day for Conservatives. And though it is likely to be overshadowed by the historic victory of the House of Commons passing the Equal Marriage Bill, it could not have fallen on a more auspicious date for healing the breach exposed by its passage. It was on […]

by × February 5, 2013 ×