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Are liberal conservatives now history?

5 September 2020 9:00 am

It was a luminous late August sunset, and we were in France, dining outdoors with some friends who have a…

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Taxi cabs are New York’s right-wing safe spaces on wheels

3 August 2020 1:55 am

Conservatives in a place like New York — squirming daily beneath the iron heel of a newly hawkish progressive minority…

Larry Elder appears in 'Uncle Tom' trailer

Uncle Tom shows another side of the African-American story

8 July 2020 4:34 am

Although it finished production months before George Floyd was killed, the documentary Uncle Tom, produced by Larry Elder, has been released…

We need black conservatism

10 June 2020 7:51 pm

We are living through an update of radical chic. Elite white liberals are apologizing for and even applauding the worst…

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Trump’s America needs the conservative tradition

25 May 2020 1:37 am

The modern American conservative tradition – roughly dating from the dawn of the 20th century — emerged in reaction to…

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National Review: for Trump in 2020?

22 April 2020 6:05 am

Does President Trump have a new favorite magazine? At yesterday’s Coronavirus Task Force briefing, Trump took a bit of time…

Why I’ll never become an MP

15 February 2020 9:00 am

Every now and then someone asks me if I have ever thought of becoming an MP. My response tends to…

Conservative politician forced to apologise for attending conservative conference

14 February 2020 9:28 am

Every now and then someone asks me if I have ever thought of becoming a politician. My response tends to…

A toast to Roger Scruton

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

In clubs and other admirable locations throughout the civilised world, glasses have been raised and toasts proposed. But this was…

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Tulsi Gabbard, conservative crush

18 September 2019 3:59 am

Conservative sadbois like two things: hot moms and Middle Eastern despots. Enter Tulsi Gabbard, the comely representative for Hawaii’s second…

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Reports of the GOP’s death are greatly exaggerated

6 June 2019 6:53 am

David Brooks, the center-right Cassandra of the New York Times, reckons that a GOP apocalypse is coming. The data predicted…

Why I don’t, never have, and never will trust the people

15 December 2018 9:00 am

It was late, and a friend and I were left to talk Brexit. He’s a keen and convinced Tory Brexiteer…

The Sajid Javid manifesto

15 December 2018 9:00 am

There’s an old joke that the most dangerous position in the Tory party is the favourite for the leadership. The…

How indiscretions over Suez ruined Rab Butler

13 October 2018 9:00 am

I bet that you are at best dimly aware of the Progress Trust, and that is what the members of…

A right laugh: Geoff Norcott

What’s it like being the only right-wing comic?

3 February 2018 9:00 am

Geoff Norcott is lean, talkative, lightly bearded and intense. Britain’s first ‘openly Conservative’ comedian has benefited enormously from the Brexit…

It’s not just Donald Trump, the right is tearing itself apart everywhere

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Conservatism is having a nervous breakdown

A conservative case for voting 'in'

5 March 2016 9:00 am

Europe has enjoyed an exceptional three decades of freedom and prosperity. Why risk that?

Who is more undemocratic, Putin or Brussel? I say Brussels — by far

5 March 2016 9:00 am

The rich are under attack nowadays, never more so than in America, where The Donald continues to trump his critics,…

Here’s what’s wrong with the ‘public sector ethos’

14 November 2015 9:00 am

An infuriating benefit of readers’ online comments beneath the efforts of a columnist like me is that as you read…

Why MPs have a duty to resist online petitions

15 August 2015 9:00 am

It is the duty of MPs to resist Twitter storms and online petitions

The real power of free markets: not efficiency, but innovation and dumb luck

15 August 2015 9:00 am

The greatest mistake made by conservatism was its overly close relationship with neo-classical economics. This was a marriage of convenience:…

The secret heart of London conservatism…

6 June 2015 9:00 am

There is a dive near St James’s which could claim to be the epicentre of international reaction. It is also…

The divine mask slips: Queen Elizabeth I in old age, weary after a lifetime of inaction (English school)

Elizabeth I, queen of the waiting game

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Women are ‘foolish, wanton flibbergibs, in every way doltified with the dregs of the devil’s dunghill’. So a cleric reminded…

Ukip isn’t a national party. It’s a Tory sickness

3 May 2014 9:00 am

It can happen that something ought to feel wrong yet somehow doesn’t; and you wonder whether this means that in…

I’ve seen the future of conservatism at CPac – and it doesn’t work

15 March 2014 9:00 am

About the coolest guy I saw at CPac this year was this wild-eyed, middle–aged crazy wearing ‘statement’ spectacles, faded Levis…