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The Localism Papers 3 The local environment

The Localism Papers 3 The local environment

Direct Democracy - Politics

In the past few decades, environmental protection has increasingly become a justification for intervention by the state at all levels (local, regional, national, international). In nearly all cases, such intervention is not the most effective, efficient or equitable means of addressing environmental problems – and can even be counterproductive.

The cost of the London Mayor

The cost of the London Mayor

Victoria Borwick - Politics

Lord Palmerston said the Schleswig-Holstein question was so complicated only three people understood it. One was dead, the second had gone mad, the third, Palmerston himself, had forgotten. Much the same could be said of the financing of local government in Britain.

In praise of ideology: An inquiry calculated to draw the timely attention of Britain and America to the necessity for ‘ideology’ and to the inadequacy of ‘the centre ground’.

In praise of ideology: An inquiry calculated to draw the timely attention of Britain and America to the necessity for ‘ideology’ and to the inadequacy of ‘the centre ground’.

LORD SAATCHI - Politics

President Clinton made the opening gambit – a smart Left to Right move praising profit, tax breaks, the market economy. Tony Blair copied the move.

From principles to policy: What an alternative manifesto should say

From principles to policy: What an alternative manifesto should say

NORMAN BLACKWELL AND RUTH LEA - Politics

A MANIFESTO is more than a collection of policies. It should set out the principles on which the governance of the country will be based, and should show how the policies that are advocated are rooted in those values.

The Use and Abuse of Terror: The construction of a false narrative on the domestic terror threat

The Use and Abuse of Terror: The construction of a false narrative on the domestic terror threat

PETER OBORNE - Politics

I recommend this pamphlet to everyone who is concerned about the fate of Britain and how it is governed. I ask you to put aside all your usual prejudice for the 30 minutes or so it takes to scan its content and consider its implications and arguments at face value.

How the Conservative Party should be positioned to win the next General Election

How the Conservative Party should be positioned to win the next General Election

Howard Flight - Politics

POLITICS CAN BE UNPREDICTABLE as I discovered last March.

From Labour to… ?

From Labour to… ?

Stephen Pollard - Politics

I have no direct interest in the future health of the Conservative Party. My allegiance is to Labour; more accurately, to Tony Blair. But it is precisely because of that allegiance that I now also have an interest in the Conservative Party’s health.

The Wrong Side of the Hill: The Secret Realignment of UK Defence Policy with the EU

The Wrong Side of the Hill: The Secret Realignment of UK Defence Policy with the EU

Richard North - Politics

Political Analyst Richard North investigates the integration of the UK armed forces with those of the European Union, and the detrimental effect it would have on UK-US relations in his report, The Wrong Side of the Hill. With a foreword by Major-General Julian Thompson, the Commander of the British Armed Forces during the 1982 Falklands War.

Going to War and Global Morality - Some Thoughts

Going to War and Global Morality - Some Thoughts

I M D Little - Politics

This pamphlet first discusses cosmopolitan morality, that is the morality of both interpersonal behaviour and that of states towards persons. It then considers at greater length the morality of the behaviour of states towards each other.

Freedom and Responsibility

Freedom and Responsibility

Lord Blackwell - Politics

The programme of policies set out in this paper is driven by a vision of Britain as a prosperous, free, global trading nation – a nation of small government, but wide horizons.

Paralysis or Power? The Centre-Right in the 21st Century

Paralysis or Power? The Centre-Right in the 21st Century

Rupert Darwall - Politics

In this paper, Rupert Darwall explains why a smaller state sector is desirable.

A New Conservative Century?

A New Conservative Century?

Anthony Seldon and Peter Snowdon - Politics

This paper provides an account of the recent history of the Conservative party, and outlines a roadmap for returning to government.

Bloc Tory

Bloc Tory

Gawain Towler - Politics

In this pamphlet, Gawain Towler explains why Conservative membership of the EPP in the European Parliament is not in the interests of Britain or the increasingly eurosceptic party.

Home Pages: A New Agenda for the Next Government (Sir Keith Joseph Memorial Lecture)

Home Pages: A New Agenda for the Next Government (Sir Keith Joseph Memorial Lecture)

Sir William Robert Ferdinand Mount - Politics

Former Head of the Policy Unit in 10 Downing Street during 1982-3, Ferdinand Mount delivers the Sir Keith Joseph Memorial Lecture on a new agenda for the home government.

Who do we think we are?

Who do we think we are?

David Willetts MP - Politics

Conservative MP for Havant and Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Employment, David Willets looks at how the Conservative Party has consistently characterised the nation.