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Five Must Reads
“‘I know my rights' has invaded our common parlance and poached us of the vocabulary of responsibility.”
"London’s prosperity depends on it being connected to the world — particularly those emerging markets where new business and jobs will come from. That is not best achieved by creating a monopoly on one edge of our city. We need competition and choice."
"She didn’t get everything right, nor was she perfect – but she was correct much more often than not, and she dominated and defined her age more than any politician has before or since.
Even now she’s gone, Thatcher is still running rings round her opponents."
"Asked to talk about my feminism, I pointed out that I rarely think about it. I just, like millions of other women, get on with my life and made the choices that suited me and my family."
“There is a widespread but misconceived British belief that manned space is an expensive luxury. It is in fact a crucial part of modern infrastructure.”
Hero of the Week
Conservative Way Forward's 'Heroes of the Week' are the YPG - a militia of Syrian Kurds who this week launched an offensive against IS in northern Syria. They have re-captured swathes of territory from the extremist group, and will soon launch another major attack under the cover of coalition airstrikes.