“Those who shut their ears to the cries of the poor will be ignored in their own time of need”: Why Conservatives should promote the welfare state

Since Margaret Thatcher’s meteoric rise to become the great talisman of the conservative movement, conservatives up and down the country have increasingly ignored the cries of the poor. This vincible ignorance, as Aquinas would put it, is a canker at the very heart of the Tory Party today, and represents all that is wrong with …

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For The Love Of Friends

The Gospel of John provides us with Christ’s view on friendship – ‘Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends’.  This notion of friendship as a sacrificial bond, generated in a loving concourse, is the account of friendship we must endeavour to return to.  This agape …

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The Lie That Is Blue Beyond

“Blue Beyond is grass-roots initiative created to engage Young Conservatives from across the United Kingdom.” As soon as I land on their website I already have a feel for the essence of Blue Beyond: a surprisingly radical phrasing of a mundane quality (grass-roots), a dash of defeatism (in the assumption that the party means nothing …

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