Tag Archives: Conservative Party

Conservative leaders and Europe

I have seen various report claiming that the issue of European integration has been responsible for bringing down Conservative Prime Ministers from Edward Heath onwards – and at least one also suggesting it brought down Harold Macmillan.  European integration has … Continue reading

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The Coalition Effect

I have a number of articles and chapters now in the process of being published.  I have already drawn attention to my chapter on the oratory of Enoch Powell.  Another chapter is on the Conservative Party during the period of … Continue reading

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August is the month for writing….

It used to be the case that the summer vacation provided two or three months for serious writing.  Nowadays, because the House of Lords tends to sit until late July and the academic year starts in September (with plenty of … Continue reading

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Analysing Conservative fortunes

In my speech yesterday at the conference on Conservatives and Conservatism – the conference finished this morning – I discussed the variables responsible for Conservative success in the 20th Century and utilised them for assessing the current position of the Conservative … Continue reading

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The Conservative challenge

There is much media discussion as to what the Prime Minister needs to do to restore the fortunes of the Conservative Party.  Various strategies are being proferred: take a more robust line on this or that policy, move the party … Continue reading

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Conservatives and constitutional change

It has been rather a peripatetic week.  Last Sunday, I was in Louth for the Mayor’s civic parade before heading for London in the evening, ready for the launch of the Joint Committee report (and the Alternative report) on Monday.  … Continue reading

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The English Question

I am in London this week attending the annual conference of the Political Studies Association (PSA), or rather I’m spending the week flitting between the PSA conference and the Lords.  Although both Houses are in recess, there is a fair … Continue reading

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