conservatism

Philip Hammond’s budget disaster

11 March 2017 9:00 am

Some Budgets are historic, most are boring and a small number can be remembered as a disaster. After just a few months, Philip…

Why I joined the list of intellectuals for Trump

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Why conservative intellectuals are backing the Donald

The Food Programme is a miracle of radio

17 September 2016 9:00 am

Cooking really shouldn’t make good radio. On television, it’s already frustrating that you can’t taste what you’re seeing, but on…

Why the Leave campaign should pray they don’t win

18 June 2016 9:00 am

Why the leaders of the Leave campaign should pray they don’t win

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…

Why are journalists so scared of giving people what they want?

1 March 2014 9:00 am

Since I landed my new job as executive editor at Breitbart London, my old Fleet Street friends and colleagues have…

The fight for compassionate Conservatism

18 January 2014 9:00 am

‘Has the Secretary of State, like me, managed to watch programmes such as Benefits Street and On Benefits & Proud?…

Miniature of Edmund Burke in middle age (English School)

"The right hero" - Douglas Murray reviews Jesse Norman's Burke biography.

18 May 2013 9:00 am

The life, style and philosophy of the neglected founder of conservatism