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Big C and small c conservatism

Almost without exception, at some point early in each academic year, in one of my first year lectures I will make reference to someone being ‘conservative with a small c’. Until recently I assumed that everyone knew exactly what I … Continue reading

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Is he frit? Nigel Farage and the Newark By-election

When Margaret Thatcher taunted the then Labour leader, Michael Foot, that he was ‘frightened, frit’ by the prospect of a general election in 1983, Labour went on to suffer their worst general election result since 1935.The Conservative Party will be … Continue reading

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Can you tell what it is yet? Public Attitudes towards the Big Society

The ‘Big Society’ was a central theme in the Conservative 2010 general election campaign, it appears to underpin the coalition government’s policies in a range of areas and the Prime Minister has invested considerable personal capital in it. It revolves … Continue reading

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Does David Cameron have a problem in the North?

The inconclusive 2010 general election saw voting in the UK divide on regional (and to some extent national) lines with the Conservatives failing to make significant gains in the North of England.  An interesting article in this month’s Prospect magazine by Peter … Continue reading

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