Conservative Party Essays

  • Political Ideology of the Conservative Party

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    Richard Hornby claimed the Conservative Party was “the prisoner of no rigid set of principles” (Hornby, 1961). Rather, the Conservative party is “sceptical of theory and prefer a pragmatic approach” (Hornby, 1961), implying that “the conservatives [are] least influenced by any given ideology” (Knight, 2006, p34), and that the party “tends to be comfortable working within the assumptions already existing in society” (Ball, 1998, pp 162). This implies that the Conservative party should regarded as Ball

  • The Conservative Party: The Party of Empire

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    and why did the Conservatives become ‘the party of Empire’? That the Conservative party in the late nineteenth century became associated with empire and the so-called New Imperialism is accepted by all. When, how far and why this occurred, however, is extremely contentious, dividing both contemporaries and subsequent historians. Historiography on the subject was, and still is divided, largely around differing interpretations of Disraeli and his impact on the Conservative party. To some, Disraeli’s

  • Conservative Party Influence

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    The Conservative party in the United Kingdom is the oldest political party and one of the most successful. It was formed in the 18th Century and became a right leaning party (Kesselman, Krieger, Joseph 2015). This party is sometimes also known the unionist party and it was preceded by the Tories. The Tories were supporters of the crown and saw it as a good way to keep Parliament and their opponents in check (Profile: The Conservative Party 2010). In the United Kingdom, the Conservative party held

  • Conservative Party Ideology

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    The UK Conservative party was founded in the 19Th century off the basis of the conservative ideology but they’re stances and actions have travelled between its right-wing positon and to the left of it. This has resulted in confusions on where the party lies on the political left-right spectrum overtime as with each change in its leadership, the party appears to considerably shift once again. The aim of this essay is to analyse where the conservative party lies in terms of recent years with reference

  • Ultra-Conservative Parties

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    The ultra-right parties have historically sustained outdated and fascist beliefs. Recently, however, the sudden rise to power of right-wing supporters - or "conservatives", as they prefer to be called – has been concerning me. The fact is that the loose and wide-ranging spread of these fundamentalist groups around the world is alarming. Therefore, I ask myself: why such an influential and threatening movement is taking place in the twenty-first century? Most importantly, are there viable solutions

  • Mike Harris And The Ontario Conservative Party: Ceos Of The Year?

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    private water testing. What do all of these things have in common? They are all services the Tory government in Ontario has been trying to privatize with some disastrous results and possibly more to come. The Ontario government, lead by Progressive Conservative leader Mike Harris, has been slowly trying to do away with services that are currently administered by the province. The ideology in question, privatization, has been a hallmark of the Common Sense revolution. But so far the Tories have been slow

  • The Liberal Election of 1906 and the Dissatisfaction with the Conservative Party

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    The Liberal Election of 1906 and the Dissatisfaction with the Conservative Party The 1906 election was a landslide victory for the Liberal Party. It was a dramatic turn-around for the main contender to British Government that had been out of power for twenty years. The Liberals won 377 seats outright, and including the 27 Lib-Lab seats and around 80 Irish Home Rule seats they had made a dramatic defeat. The Conservative Party lost 245 seats since the 1900 election, in 1906 they had only

  • Why Should The Conservative Partys Retain Traditional Values?

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    The conservatives are a political party who make up the right side of the political spectrum who have a strong stance on law and order, religion, social order, traditional values (i.e. marriage) and strict law enforcement. As it can be seen, these values are highly interrelated and so if one of the values changes then that would lead to a chain effect and as a result, the party would develop a huge amount of distrust, therefore, they largely do not support change. Conservatives still hold traditional

  • The Main Disagreements Between the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat Parties

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    The Main Disagreements Between the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat Parties The three main parties in UK politics, Labour, Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, are all based on greatly differing ideologies which can often lead to them having varying viewpoints on key issues. These differences can often lead to conflicts or disagreements between the parties over which policy will be most beneficial to the country. A particularly controversial and fiercely contested issue is the

  • Disraeli's Motives in Passing the Second Reform Act

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    “The objective of establishing the Conservative Party as a party of government explains most of the actions of Disraeli in passing the 1867 reform act” This interpretation of Disraeli’s motives highlights the idea of whether Disraeli passed the second Reform act through passion or merely to

  • Why was there a Liberal landslide victory in the 1906 General Election?

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    History for being one of the biggest landslides in modern UK politics, but it can be argued that it was more of a Conservative loss than a Liberal gain. The Conservatives made many mistakes in policy which alienated much of their support base that originally elected them into power. The key policy that they pushed in their election campaign was Tariff Reform, an issue that divided the party, making them appear weaker to voters. Arthur Balfour allowed Joseph Chamberlain to go ahead with the push, but

  • The Effects Of Conservatism On The Welfare

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    Politics, this essay will give an introduction to its foundations examining Enlightenment thinking and liberalism moderate line of welfare. Subsequently, for the purpose of this paper the emphasis will be pre-war and post- war conservatism and conservative approaches to employment and the welfare state. Although this essay will take a brief look a Margret Thatcher (1925-2013) and her political terms in office. The development of conservatism has a lengthy history entrenched in British politics, traditionally

  • Abstract: Margaret Thatcher

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    Oxford exam with a high mark. Margaret was no luckier than others. She deserved it. Margaret Thatcher, nicknamed “The Iron Lady”, was later known to the whole world as the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the leader of the Conservative Party. Nothing is impossible. Her... ... middle of paper ... ...m a bomb attack. Less than twelve hours later, “she reaffirmed the Government’s determination to withstand and eradicate terrorism”(Thatcher by Kenneth Harris) in a calm and utterly

  • Margaret Thatcher Research Paper

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    position as alderman in 1952 after the Labour Party won its first majority on Grantham Council in 1950. (Wikipedia)

  • The Leadership of Margaret Thatcher

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    brought up by her parents, who were strict. Her home had been ordinary and modest, but her parents were impassioned about her future, and her sister’s. At the same time, they gave them a good education at home as well as in school. She is a conservative, attended Somerville College, Oxford, and became a Scientist (Chemist) and Lawyer. “Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the high road to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.” (5)

  • Why the Labour Party Won the Election in 1945

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    Why the Labour Party Won the Election in 1945 The Labour Party won the general election in 1945, with Clement Attlee returning as Prime Minister. The state of play was that Labour has won 314 seats, the Conservatives 294. Socialism was not widely recognised until 1945. The majority of people were almost frightened by it. This was because Russia was a socialist state, promoting communism. When Russia proved to be a reliable alley during the war, socialism became less strange and was more

  • Thatcherism Economic Policies

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    INTRODUCTION John Major as a successor to Margaret Thatcher was always going to find life difficult. He says himself he rejected any talk of his creating 'Majorism' as Margaret created 'Thatcherism', claiming instead that "The Conservative Party does not belong to any one individual" . His priorities (at least initially) as he saw them were clear; inflation, inflation, inflation. Further to that, he aimed to reduce unemployment, although not through artificial job creation, but by preserving a climate

  • The Effect the 1982 Falklands War had on Margaret Thatcher’s Political Career

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    reason why. Margaret Thatcher became the first female Prime Minister in 1979 when the Conservatives won the general election. However; Thatcher was not the most popular politician of her time. Before 1982 according to sources, “No British leader in recent times had been so unpopular” (Garfinkel, 1985) Before 1982 she had very little support, even from her own Party, the idea Of Thatcher ever leading her party to an election win seemed nearly impossible. (Garfinkel, 1985) According to the literature

  • Why Disraeli Passed the 1867 Second Reform Act

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    Parliament. Within a couple of months of the Derby administration coming into power there were two days of riots in Hyde Park over the reform of Parliament, involving clashes with police and the destruction of some of the park railings. If the Conservatives wished to remain in power something needed to be done, or so Disraeli said when he made a speech to the Commons in 186 7 saying that reform needed to be passed in order to "destroy the present agitation". However, we know that this is not really

  • The Power Of The Prime Minister

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    industries, advise on the appointment of judges and senior bishops in the Church of England, call an election and declare war. As the party leader the Prime Minister is also responsible for personifying the parties image. Below is a list illustrating some of the main responsibilities of a prime minister. The Prime Minister is · The leader of his party in the House of Commons · The head of government · She/he has the right to select his cabinet, hand out departmental positions, decide