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Why Donald Trump is no conservative

Why Donald Trump is no conservative

James Bickerton August 29, 2017 1

The most significant political occurrence of the last few years has been the development of Donald J. Trump from narcissistic bigoted windbag to narcissistic bigoted windbag who controls what is by some margin the

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EXCLUSIVE: British conservatism becoming more atheist claims top UK humanist

EXCLUSIVE: British conservatism becoming more atheist claims top UK humanist

James Bickerton May 9, 2017 0

I’m an atheist who considers himself to be a conservative. Not so long ago a good proportion of the British conservative movement would have regarded this as a logical contradiction. You can’t be a

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Book Review – ‘Rebel’ by Douglas Carswell MP

Book Review – ‘Rebel’ by Douglas Carswell MP

James Bickerton April 25, 2017 0

Douglas Carswell, the independent MP for Clacton, is convinced that Britain’s political and economic systems are rigged. This in itself is scarcely noteworthy. These days just about everybody involved in politics, from the Corbynite

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The Conservatives Win When They are Conservative

The Conservatives Win When They are Conservative

Alexander Fiúza November 2, 2016 0

There’s a fashionable idea that Conservative wets are more electable and that it was right-wing rigidity that confined Conservatives to the political wilderness in the Blair years. Like many fashionable ideas, it is untrue.

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What is conservatism?

What is conservatism?

Michael Shaw April 11, 2014 0

Michael Shaw examines the current state of conservatism as an ideology. The very name ‘conservative’ would suggest that the person or group who hold and practice this ideology are hostile to political change. Indeed,

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Conservatism: The next generation

Conservatism: The next generation

Andrew Thorpe-Apps April 10, 2014 0

British politics comes with a tangled web of philosophy, scholarly treatises and, in the case of Disraeli, a dash of fiction. Yet how relevant is all this to the modern Conservative party? Today’s young Conservatives remain strong proponents

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A Conservative’s critique of Libertarianism:

A Conservative’s critique of Libertarianism:

Backbencher January 31, 2014 2

Chris Rogers Follow Chris on Twitter  Libertarians are vehement and extreme rationalists, almost to a man and a woman they’re atheists, they pride themselves in applying rational thought to every aspect of life and

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The Rise Of The Right

The Rise Of The Right

Backbencher October 14, 2013 3

Robert Tyler argues that the Right’s recent electoral successes really are attributable to right-shifting opinion, and not mere anti-incumbency Before the German elections I wrote about my concerns about whether recent trends in elections

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Pro-Conservatism – or Anti-Incumbency?

Backbencher September 20, 2013 2

Robert Tyler questions whether the apparent conservative electoral resurgence is a positive choice, or an expression of anti-incumbency. Last week was viewed as a victory for conservatism. Two conservative governments elected, in two different

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Why I Am Not A Libertarian

Why I Am Not A Libertarian

Backbencher September 14, 2013 8

Is Libertarianism best kept in Sixth Form Common Room? One social conservative gives us his views. You cannot be socially liberal and fiscally conservative because the consequences of unfettered social liberalism will have significant

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