Tag Archives: What Next

2012: The year of Dave?

2011 has been a turbulent year. The eurozone crisis has dominated the political agenda not only in the UK and Europe but worldwide. We’ve seen the death of three dictators, military involvement in Libya, the downgrading of the US economy, … Continue reading

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Mods, trads and why we’re all Conservatives

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Discontent will win the next election

I am not discontent. I am pretty impressed with most departments’ policies (though I wish some would go further, and I wish the government as a whole would get a bit more gutsy on making its case and driving through … Continue reading

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Stopping the knee-jerk defence of the rich

I hate the word phrase “wealth creators”. It seems to come from the Republican Party in America which has created this myth of the “wealth creator”. In this myth, the rich constantly think about improving their businesses, investing in worthwhile … Continue reading

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Making the Conservatives into a movement

One of the things that I have found surprising since the General Election is how successful “the left” (accepting what a poor descriptive terms “the left” and “the right” are) have been. I know that the Labour Party is broke, … Continue reading

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