Tories

Tonight’s Tory PEB

19 April 2010 18:19

Well, what do you guys think of it? Not bad, I think, especially for a broadcast put together at the…

Towards a Tory-Lib Dem Future?

19 April 2010 14:40

I don’t really know if the Tories “Vote Clegg, get Brown” argument will work but if I had to bet…

Lessons for the GOP From a Tory Defeat?

19 April 2010 11:49

Ross Douthat uses his New York Times column today to update Manhattanites on the British election. As you might expect,…

The Enthusiasm Gap

17 April 2010 18:09

As James says, we’re going to need to wait a few days before we can be sure if the Lib…

A Choice Revolution

14 April 2010 23:08

Reihan Salam has a characteristically excellent post on school choice that has some bearing on the Conservatives’ proposed reforms in…

The Tocquevillian Tories, Part 2

14 April 2010 12:52

Three excellent, interesting responses to the Tory manifesto from Iain Martin, Danny Finkelstein and John Rentoul. I recommend them all.…

The Trouble With Referendums

13 April 2010 23:11

I’m not opposed to local referenda and ballot initiatives. But they need to be carefully handled. As commenters have pointed…

The Tocquevillian Tories

13 April 2010 17:48

I think that today’s Tory manifesto is really quite a piece of work and potentially a work of genuine radicalism.…

Libertarian Paternalism in Action

13 April 2010 13:34

This, folks, is how the Nudgers and so-called “libertarian paternalists” work. From the Tory Manifesto’s (rather brief) passage on civil…

A Broad Toryism

8 April 2010 16:38

Speaking at a Spectator debate last night, Tim Montgomerie laid out some of the reasons for thinking David Cameron more…

The Great Ignored

6 April 2010 17:52

Sunder Katwala thinks that Dave’s talk of the “Great Ignored” carries echos of Nixon’s “Silent Majority”; Hopi Sen doesn’t much…

Labour’s Manifesto: The Shortest Abdication Note in History?

6 April 2010 3:10

And so it begins. At last. The phoney war is over and now the grapeshot will be flying thick and…

Tory Obama? Really?

6 April 2010 1:12

Is Barack Obama really a closet Tory? That’s the question Andrew Sullivan asks in the light of this passage from…

Blond in America

19 March 2010 18:07

As David says, Philip Blond has charmed David Brooks (who, in turn, has not impressed Matt Welch). I wasn’t terribly…

The Tories & Middle England: United Against the Unions

18 March 2010 13:38

The admirable Hopi Sen thinks the Tories will blunder if they continue their Unite-bashing. Childish, playground stuff he calls it:…

The Hurt Locker, the Fast Show and David Cameron

11 March 2010 23:19

Think Defence has some fun with this video, suggesting that it’s a British version of The Hurt Locker. But actually,…

Gordon’s McCavity Days Are Ending

11 March 2010 12:56

Watching the news last night, I was struck by how little one had seen of Gordon Brown on TV recently.…

British Tea Parties?

9 March 2010 14:02

Rod Dreher had a good post riffing on David Brooks column last week which is in turn well worth reading.…

Alice in Ulster

9 March 2010 12:28

A quick coda to this earlier post on the Tories and the Northern Ireland peace process: the approach taken by…

An encouraging poll for the Tories?

9 March 2010 0:13

Over the course of the past year some people have, from time to time, been wise enough to remind us…