My problem is I'm a contrarian, most likely to find out his own views by reading what he disagrees with. So if I read Right, I go Left, and so on.
To remind myself that a fair amount I agree with is, if not classic Tory then at least anti-Brownite centralizing socialist-paternalistic nonsense, the Centre Forum has given me more to agree with (OK, it may be a Lib Dem thing, but the small right wing of that small party). And this effort from Civitas is going to get my donations (I may see if I can support one supplementary school), partly because it's a clear good cause, but also because one of my few convictions are that education should be a let-us-alone issue (after giving us some money because of social externalities). Civitas reads like a libertarian blog at times, but was started by a Labour man and has a clear concern with the less well off.
- The Swing
- Grown up thinking on Conservative Home
- Cameron speaking at the Conservative club
- Fabian Review part II: Shock! as Britain found to ...
- Iain Dale in the Fabian Review: we agree!
- Dammit, they don't even come from here
- Nick Clegg
- Oh s***e I'm becoming biased part II
- This is why barriers to entry are sometimes a good...
- The worst blog I have (tried to) read so far
- What I mean by living in a bubble world
- Beginning to like the Lib Dems
- "Funny, all of my mates are Tory ... ."
- Did we need Thatcher?
- What I like about libertarianism
- Citizen-centred Welfare
- Supply side arguments
- Education: the "core" principles of each party are...
- Why can't government run as easily as this?
- Oh s***e I'm becoming biased
- Once I wrote a poem
- Two angles on Rule by Others
- A more human take on citizenship
- Cultural Conservatism as the Answer to Everything
- Explaining myself
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