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    - Margaret Thatcher

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Edward Sumner: Why I Joined The Conservative Party

One week ago I joined The Conservative Party. I had always imagined that I’d find it a hard thing to do, if i ever were to do it. Mainly because up until two months or so ago the party was lead by a Prime Minister in David Cameron, who was campaigning against me in the referendum on the European Union. My decision in the end though was not a hard one by any means, it was actually rather straight forward and a sensible move for me to make now that the party and the country is lead by Theresa May.  Continue reading

Joe Porter: We need a Brexit deal that works for everyone

We are finally achieving the 'Brexit means Brexit' consensus in the Conservative Party, and it is clear that we need to get on with the job of grasping the opportunities open to us in the wider world.  Continue reading

Elizabeth Anderson: A plan for politics that won't help

Jeremy Corbyn seems to think he has a plan.  Which is nice, but I'm not entirely sure what he's setting out to achieve.  His plan is to get rid of the House of Lords, and create an elected chamber.  This idea bobs up every now and then.  He also plans to create new 'citizens assemblies'. Continue reading

Liam Taylor: Britain must make a success of Brexit to show Europe a brighter way

When the referendum result was announced a storm of fury swept across social media. Many of my generation were screaming betrayal. It seemed as if they thought the world had just ended. Likewise, we were told of anger from European leaders, that Britain would be vilified and punished (though it now looks as if cool headed German pragmatism will win the day). But, as for the people they are supposed to represent, the view from across the channel seems very different indeed.    Continue reading

Chris Rowell: Sugar tax doesn’t have to be taxing…

Jamie Oliver’s wonky views on sugar tax have no place in a free society. You might respond to me by saying something like “Chris, you’ve clearly had it in for Jamie Oliver since inferior service at Jamie’s Italian ruined your cousin’s birthday lunch.” In that case, I’m afraid you’d be wrong, I opposed Mr Oliver’s Sugar Tax campaign long before the service at Jamie’s Italian in Greenwich ruined a family meal for my cousin’s birthday, last December. Continue reading

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