Chronicling the Conservatives

The Conservatives – A History Robin Harris, London: Bantam Press, 2012 Robin Harris brings to his account of the Conservative Party not just impressive erudition but also many years’ inside experience of how the party operates and ‘feels’. He is a former director of the Conservative Research Department and government political adviser, and was a… Continue reading

Enoch re-examined

Enoch at 100 Edited by Greville Howard, London: Biteback, 2012 A century after his birth, the self-described ‘Tory anarchist’ John Enoch Powell is still capable of arousing devotion or detestation. After his death in 1998, a major memorial service was held in the Parliamentary church of St. Margaret’s, Westminster (beside the Abbey), attended by many… Continue reading