Douglas Carswell can see where politics is going – he’s a true moderniser

Aug 30, 2014 by

By Charles Moore, Telegraph: [...]  The lack of anger among Conservative-minded people is striking. Traditionally, MPs who switch parties are accused of treachery. Parties have had strong collective identities. Those who leave the tribe have therefore been scorned. Mr Carswell has pre-empted some of this by his decision – virtually unprecedented – to submit his switch of allegiance to a by-election rather than clinging on without asking the voters. But he also taps into something that is...

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Dominic Grieve: ‘British Christians forced to hide belief’

Aug 26, 2014 by

by Steven Swinford, Telegraph: Britain is at risk of being “sanitised” of faith because an “aggressive form of secularism” in workplaces and public bodies is forcing Christians to hide their beliefs, a former attorney general has warned. Dominic Grieve said he found it “quite extraordinary” that people were being sacked or disciplined for expressing their beliefs at work. He described Christianity as a “powerful force for good” in modern Britain and warned that Christians should not be...

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The Underclass is Britain’s new growth industry. Pity the State can’t see illegitimacy is the root c...

Aug 20, 2014 by

By Kathy Gyngell, Conservative Woman: The State likes numbers. The State likes counting things. More than anything else in recent years the State likes problems it can “solve” by setting more targets – leading to counting more numbers and then, just like Animal Farm, finding it has an even bigger problem to deal with than it thought it had in the first place. So it is with the Underclass. No, I am not denying its existence. The evidence it is there in terms of its cost to the State and...

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How can rewarding the feckless and punishing the hardworking be the right way to support families?

Aug 19, 2014 by

By Jill Kirby, Mailonline: Over recent decades, the British state has been engaged in a huge social experiment in which traditional family structures and moral values have been deliberately undermined by official policy. In the name of progress, hard work and self-reliance have been punished through excessive taxation, while irresponsibility and idleness have been rewarded through unconditional welfare payments. The destructive consequences of this approach are now becoming ever more apparent....

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Marriage must be at the centre of Tory policy

Aug 18, 2014 by

By Jeremy Lefroy and Fiona Bruce, Telegraph: On Monday, David Cameron will make one of his most important speeches of the year. It is not about the tragic events in the Middle East or our fast-recovering economy, or even about Europe. It is about family breakdown. The scale of this problem is enormous. As the Government’s troubled families programme has confirmed, the cost to the taxpayer of this crisis is probably in the region of £50 billion a year, or £2,000 per household. Beyond that...

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If Stonewall gets to the heart of Government, why not Christian Concern?

Aug 14, 2014 by

by Julian Mann, VOL: With the former head of education at LGBT campaign group Stonewall now advising the new UK Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, the question arises: why does she not appoint an activist from evangelical campaigners Christian Concern to advise her on effective ways to ensure that schools are compliant with legal requirements to provide mainly Christian daily assemblies? Stonewall is clearly delighted that Mrs Morgan has appointed Luke Tryl as a special adviser. Its acting...

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