Tag Archives: Conservatism

We. We. We.

Yesterday’s Budget was pretty smart in many ways, focusing squarely on those who do the right thing, work hard and take responsibility for themselves. Yet that serious, focused, sober effort has been diluted by this: Which is just weird. It’s … Continue reading

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Why environmentalism is conservative

Last week saw the re-launch of the Conservative Environment Network, an international initiative to promote conservative approaches to solving the world’s most challenging environmental problems. The timing could not have been better, as recent flooding has reminded us here in … Continue reading

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Why the Big Society should feed into our economic future

In an ideal world, it wouldn’t take a crisis to change things and we would always be prepared and able to work things through slowly and deliberately. But – as Winston Churchill apparently said – never let a good crisis … Continue reading

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Whose mud is it, and does it matter?

Last week, Tim Montgomerie wrote for the Times about his worry that “The Lib Dem mud is sticking to the Tories”.  I’ve also written about this (the first post I can find is from June 2010 but there have been … Continue reading

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Forty from the Forty

What do Amber Rudd, Mark Spencer and Mary Macleod have in common?  They are all members of The Forty, the group of the most marginal Conservative-held seats, with constituencies as diverse as Carlisle in the North West, Hastings and Rye … Continue reading

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