Corbynism is in vogue. The right must produce an answer | Joseph Prebble

In the continuously unfolding departure of the UK from the European Union, nobody stands better positioned to gain from governmental incompetence than the leader of the opposition. Jeremy Corbyn has settled very comfortably into his role of picking holes in the government’s missteps and carries it out with aplomb. His position is unassailable and has […]

Conservatives must embrace the challenge of the new media│ Conrad Lewandowski

After the shock result of the 1992 general election, where the Conservatives did far better than expected, The Sun declared on its front page that it was their support “wot won it”. Yet despite the Conservatives having the backing of most of the press, it was Labour that did far better than expected in June’s […]

Women in Politics: Why the Conservatives have it better│ Ellie King

My name is Ellie King, and I’m a Bloody Difficult Woman. I’m inspired by Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May, the two female leaders of The Conservative Party and Britain’s only two female Prime Ministers. I’m inspired by Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservatives and responsible for the thirteen Scottish Conservative MPs that now sit […]

The Conservatives Need to Adapt to Win the Next Election │ Holly Wright

Conservatism is threatened by the menace of socialism. The popular support behind Momentum and Corbyn’s version of the Labour Party should deeply worry us. Lord Heseltine warned: ‘2 per cent of the older part of the electorate die every year – they are 70 per cent Conservative’. With the youth vote dominated by Labour, the […]

What Activate can teach us | Jake Scott

The media storm that has broken over the last 72 hours surrounding ‘Activate’ has been hectic, to say the least. Conflicting newspaper and online articles have misunderstood the group’s intentions, origins and organisation, as well as lambasted the individuals involved who – for the most part – are little older than seventeen, are (or were) […]

Conservatism is the new punk rock? | Jacob Parry

Infamous right-wing Youtuber, Paul Joseph Watson was wrong when he made the statement “conservatism is the new punk rock; he put the chicken before the egg. If anything: punk rock was new Conservatism.Punk was rejection of the 68er hippy movement, an abandonment of the warm fuzz of the acid and dope generation. The drugs reflecting […]

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 […]

A Brief History of Conservatism (VII): Freedom

Before this article begins proper, to assuage any impression of inconsistency between this article and the previous article on rights, I would like to reiterate that the concept of rights, for the conservative, is the traditionally liberal conception of being a language of politics, and hence of governance. ‘Rights’ are something you claim against the […]

The government must renew confidence in its leadership | Joseph Prebble

With lead EU negotiatior Michel Barnier promising to get to ‘the heart of the matter’ in overseeing the UK’s departure from the EU, there has rarely been so urgently a need for a national leader who has both a passionate rigour on the issue and broad support from the country. Only a few months ago […]

A Brief History of Conservatism (IV): Government

Since the advent of Thatcherism, conservatives have been increasingly confused over their own attitude to government. The Thatcherite mantra of “rolling back the frontiers of the state” hid a deceptively subtle shift in the frontiers of the state, rather than its simple reduction. Nor is this a British headache only; Schleuter and Wenzel discuss the […]