European conservatives mourn their intellectual hero – VoxEurop (English)

As conservatives on both sides of the Atlantic mourn the passing of Roger Scruton, political scientist Cas Mudde argues that the British philosopher’s relevance to “national conservatism” has long since expired. On 12 January, “the patron saint of common sense” died. If you’re not conversant with conservative media, you might have missed the passing of…

PM to downplay ties to Donald Trump amid claims of ‘NHS sell-off’ | Politics

Boris Johnson will seek to downplay his relationship with president Donald Trump at this week’s Nato meeting, amid Labour’s accusations that a US-UK trade deal will lead to an NHS sell-off and higher drug prices for Britons. As the US president flew into London on Monday night, Conservative strategists were hoping Trump would not add…

Conservatives Maintain Lead With One Poll Shows Race Tightening

(Bloomberg) — The ruling Conservative Party maintained its lead over Labour with two weeks until the election, although one poll showed the gap narrowed by more than half, signaling a possible hung parliament that would stymie efforts to end the Brexit standoff. With the vote on Dec. 12, a BMG Research poll for The Independent…