Appeasement Over Ideology, Growth Over Savings, A Change in Direction: Hammond’s second budget │ Luke Caldecott

Cast your mind back to Philip Hammond’s first budget back in March; opinion polls strongly in his favour, however with only a wafer-thin majority and no manifesto to back up the new party leadership, he remained constrained by prior commitments from the deceased Cameron-Osborne regime. Back then, no individual in the United Kingdom could’ve possibly […]

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 […]

He Who Dares To Build, Wins (Speech)│ Angus Gillan

Over the course of Conservative Party Conference 2017, housing was a major discussion: from Theresa May’s final speech to The Tax Payers Alliance discussing intergenerational unfairness, the topic of housing could not be escaped.I was struck by the great ideas proposed by MPs such as George Freeman and Richard Graham, which went into great detail […]