A Brief History of Conservatism (III): Capitalism

Since the days of Margaret Thatcher, the Conservative Party has been the defender of free market capitalism and, apparently, the prevailing global neoliberal consensus. The latest 2017 General Election manifesto, however, showed a desire to move away from this economic order to the more “middle-ground Toryism” of the days of Harold Macmillan, and so the […]

A Brief History of Conservatism (I): Preface, and Property

Preface to the series:The intention of this series of articles, which shall run over the next two months, is to propose an understanding of the history of conservatism, and the currents of thought that flow like rivers into a deep lake. This is a grand undertaking, since there is no central text to conservatism, unlike […]

Taxing Private Schools is a Despicable Policy | Will Saunders

My parents are not wealthy. Neither lives a life of luxury; and neither ever has. And yet, through their own extraordinary dedication to my sister and me, they managed to put us both through private school – all the way for my sister, and up until grammar school sufficed in my case. It is precisely […]

Feminism: Discussed by the left, practiced by the right | Jodie Clark

As a woman, I am often informed by subscribers to the political left’s vision of feminism that I am underprivileged and hindered by my gender. Well, I am here to tell you that this has never been the case. My gender empowers me, and has always given me an edge, in all my endeavours. As an […]

Career politicians are no bad thing | Adam Forshaw

Two months ago, Theresa May became the United Kingdom’s second female Prime Minister. As the fourth prime minister of the last six to have been educated at the University of Oxford – and a former banker to boot – some would be quick to label her as just another career politician. In the post-war era, […]