Category Archives: Quality of Life

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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Are more garden cities the answer to our housing problems?

Last week the Office for National Statistics published research found that commuters who spend between 60 and 120 minutes travelling to work have lower life satisfaction, see their employment as less worthwhile, have lower happiness levels and greater anxiety. This in itself … Continue reading

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Move over Big 6, we need the Big 60,000: Why Conservatives are the natural partner of community energy

As we approach conference season, with the cost of living at the top of the political agenda and green policies under attack for their cost, energy policy is guaranteed to stay in the political spot light. Although there is a … Continue reading

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How to make complaining purposeful

I had a lovely meeting yesterday with someone I hadn’t met before. We were having a general chat about campaigning and actions and outcomes, and agreed that so often, people feel that liking something on Facebook or retweeting something is … Continue reading

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Abolish DCMS? Yes please

The rumour that DCMS could be abolished is swirling again and again. Let’s hope so: it would be a good idea. On a practical level, many of its functions can easily sit elsewhere. Media regulation, for all the fuss, is really just … Continue reading

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