Constitution

Constitution

Conservatives should embrace electoral reform

On the 23rd June 2016, the British electorate voted to leave the European Union. Contrary to what some opponents say, this was not a freak accident or a moment of mass hysteria; it was a patriotic and anti-establishment distress signal sent from the silent majority to the ruling class. After […]

by × October 18, 2016 ×

Constitution

How to create a meritocratic House of Lords

How to create a meritocratic House of Lords

The House of Lords needs reform, and not just because of its bloated membership size. Four times over the past year the institution threatened to create a constitutional crisis. First, they voted to delay for the tax credit cuts passed three times by the House of Commons. This was a […]

by × August 29, 2016 ×

Constitution

Brexit – A chance for more democracy?

Brexit – A chance for more democracy?

“Don’t despair, but if you must, work on in despair.” So wrote the man I quote far too much for my own good, Edmund Burke. It has been a stressful two weeks for the Conservative Party. But if my idol is to be followed, then I realise I should probably […]

by × July 11, 2016 ×

Constitution, Europe, Home Affairs

The enemies of democracy are circling

The enemies of democracy are circling

I wrote immediately before this referendum that, whatever the result, the best thing about it was it had finally emboldened large swathes of the Left and the establishment to go public about something we had always suspected – their contempt for democracy and their loathing of the working class. However, even having […]

by × June 26, 2016 ×

Constitution, Europe

Celebrating Independence Day

Celebrating Independence Day

Conservatives for Liberty took a firm stance on the UK’s membership of the EU, with our team working hard across the country to persuade voters and get out the vote. If you’re a regular follower of the blog, you’ll know we’ve also been writing prolifically on the subject. Our vision […]

by × June 24, 2016 ×

Constitution

Before the 1998 Human Rights Act Britain  was a tyrannical hell hole…

Before the 1998 Human Rights Act Britain
was a tyrannical hell hole…

Do you remember the British police state of 1998? Do you remember churches, mosques and synagogues being boarded up? Do you remember the closed, juryless courts arbitrarily condemning people to death by hanging? Do you remember Angela’s Ashes tossed onto towering bonfires? Do you remember policemen beating teenagers for listening […]

by × May 24, 2016 ×

Constitution

The Queen at 90: Constitutional monarchy  is still the best form of government

The Queen at 90: Constitutional monarchy
is still the best form of government

As any British person not living under a rock on Mars will no doubt be aware, Queen Elizabeth II turned 90 yesterday. As usual, a tiny minority of republicans poked their noses out of their holes and complained. The monarchy, they claim, is undemocratic and elitist and should be abolished. […]

by × April 22, 2016 ×

Constitution, News

I want a Parliament full of Elizabeth IIs

I want a Parliament full of Elizabeth IIs

Like so many aspects of our nations wonderful unwritten constitution the fact that our Head of State is given to us by accident of birth and not through election may seem illogical, however it is a practise which continues to work, and in many ways makes our country far freer, […]

by × April 21, 2016 ×

Constitution, Leftwatch

Now even the US constitution is a trigger  for Leftist students

Now even the US constitution is a trigger
for Leftist students

There is seemingly no limit to what coddling and overindulgent (or scared and intimidated) university administrators will do to keep identity politics-wielding student cultists happy and quiet Late last year, an undercover reporter from Project Veritas posing as a student went to university administrators in several colleges to complain about somebody handing […]

by × April 14, 2016 ×

Constitution

The Monarchy reminds politicians of their  rightful place

The Monarchy reminds politicians of their
rightful place

Last weekend I enjoyed ‘Our Queen At Ninety’ on ITV, and in a time when many are calling a constitutional monarchy ‘out of date,’ I think it’s worth exploring what value the monarchy still holds. I would argue that the monarchy has survived and continues to be useful because having […]

by × March 30, 2016 ×

Constitution, Liberty

Is it time to restrain the Executive again?

Is it time to restrain the Executive again?

800 years after the first attempt was made to place constitutional restraints on the monarch and make them subject to the law, is it time to consider placing constraints on the Executive once again? Take a moment to reflect on the fact that the prime minster has more absolute power […]

by × June 30, 2015 ×

Constitution, Liberty

To defend “British values”  we must conserve liberty

To defend “British values”
we must conserve liberty

“No freeman may be taken or imprisoned or be disseized of his freehold or liberties, or his free customs, or be outlawed or exiled, or in any manner destroyed, but by the lawful judgement of his peers, or by the law of the land.” These words were first written in the Coronation […]

by × May 18, 2015 ×