Coming Home: Why Conservatism Appeals to Young People│ Jake Scott

I would like to make a brief apology in advance to those reading this article, as it will be somewhat different in tone to previous articles I have written. I enjoy a good polemic from time to time, for it is easier to tear down someone else than it is to build your own theory […]

One nation conservatism is a way of seeing the world│ Alastair Stewart

One day, after many years of advocating his legacy, I woke up to find Benjamin Disraeli’s face all over the TV. Had the prophet returned? No, Ed Miliband has pinched his legacy.I’m being facetious, but there’s a point: ‘one nation’ is a loaded phrase. You hear it and think of ‘unity’. In fact, it’s a […]

Boris Johnson and Conservative Populism│ Oliver Dunn

“You need a populist, to beat a populist,” was the argument made by an anonymous Cabinet Minister in favour of Boris Johnson leading a populist Conservative party into the next general election. But is this really the direction the Conservative party should be taking? According to James Forsyth of The Spectator some Tory donors think […]

Compassionate Conservatism and Corbynism│ Fred Kearey

Behind the exterior of Corbynism is an idea that can prey on those that feel powerless. As a party, we must take on the concerns of the JAM’s – the Just About Managing’s – and do this fast. Stridently stake out our claim that our Conservatism is something that will appeal to them; this means […]

David Davies MP: We can’t start pissing around with leadership campaigns, we haven’t got that luxury

David Davies, MP for Monmouth in South Wales, has faithfully served his constituency for twelve years, having previously held the Welsh Assembly seat of the same name. Davies, currently the chair for the Welsh Affairs Select Committee, has been described as being on the right of the Conservative Party, a label he personally does not […]

The power of positivity in politics│ Jake Scott

Negativity is the natural, resting state of each person’s mind. We begin our lives, devoid of any knowledge of who we are, by differentiating ourselves based on what we are not. The result is simple, but dangerous: it is easier to attack and criticise something than it is to find the things you love and […]

It’s time for a Traditionalist Conservative movement │ Robin Popley

I’ve got a confession to make – I haven’t always been a Tory.When I was a child and a young adult, my perception of a Tory was someone who had a poster of Mrs Thatcher hanging up in their bedroom and thought that the Poll Tax was the greatest government idea our nation ever had.Then, […]

The Skeleton of a Philosophy: Conservatism, by Roger Scruton (Book Review)

Title: ConservatismAuthor: Sir Roger ScrutonPlace: Great BritainPublisher: ProfilePublication date: 10th August 2017Edition: FirstPages: 149Price: £8.99ISBN: 978-1781257524 With perhaps the exception of Edmund Burke, no figure towers higher in conservative philosophy than Professor Sir Roger Scruton; since the late-1970s he has written tirelessly on a broad range of issues, including aesthetics, art, music, poetry, sex, love, Hegel, Kent, […]

The Politics of Contempt | Jake Scott

Many of us have doubtless heard the satire doing the rounds recently; that Corbyn’s Labour Party is suffering from the delusion in thinking it won the General Election in June, that it views itself as a “government in waiting”, and that Corbyn has a mandate from the people to pursue the promises and policies laid […]

Keep Rees-Mogg away from the Leadership | Jake Scott

It seems lately that those who know nothing of politics become enamoured with politicians. This is no surprise; policy details are complex, never mind the intricacies of parliamentary procedure, the layers of bureaucracy and accountability, and the actual legislative process that turns political ideas into reality. After all, most people either don’t have the inclination […]