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Political philosophy focused on retaining traditional social institutions

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Conservatism is a political and social philosophy promoting traditional social institutions in the context of culture and civilization. The central tenets of conservatism include tradition, organic society, hierarchy, authority, and property rights. Conservatives seek to preserve a range of institutions such as religion, parliamentary government, and property rights, with the aim of emphasizing social stability and continuity. The more traditional elements—reactionaries—oppose modernism and seek a return to "the way things were".

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Theresa May considered suspending parliament but rejected 'un-Conservative' idea, ex-cabinet minister reveals

'I have sat in three cabinets under three different prime ministers, and this level of confrontation with parliament I have never seen before'
Independent - Published

Conservatives who voted against UK government will be expelled from party: spokesman

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's chief whip, or parliamentary enforcer, is speaking to Conservative lawmakers who voted in favor of a move to try to stop a no-deal Brexit and they will be..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Conservatism

Brexit: The state of the parties as Parliament is suspended [Video]Brexit: The state of the parties as Parliament is suspended

A look at how the Government and opposition benches stand after the prorogation of Parliament. It comes after Amber Rudd handed in her Conservative whip and Angela Smith joined the Liberal Democrats.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published

More than one million sign petition against suspending Parliament [Video]More than one million sign petition against suspending Parliament

More than one million people have signed a petition calling on Boris Johnson not to suspend Parliament amid growing anger over the decision. The plan to suspend Parliament was heavily criticised by..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:46Published

 

UK parliament faces last chance to block a no-deal on Tuesday: Conservative lawmaker

British lawmakers on Tuesday face their last opportunity to prevent a no-deal Brexit at the end of October, a Conservative lawmaker leading an emergency debate on Brexit said.
Reuters - Published

British Conservative MPs warned against blocking no-deal Brexit: Sky News

Britain's Conservative lawmakers have been warned by party officials that their party whip would be withdrawn if they attempt to block a no-deal Brexit, Sky News http://bit.ly/2HDgmeO reported on..
Reuters - Published

Still time to block no-deal Brexit: senior UK lawmaker

A Conservative lawmaker at the center of legislative efforts to block a no-deal Brexit on Oct. 31 said he still believed there was time to succeed, despite Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament.
Reuters - Published

Resigning Scottish Conservative leader calls for respect to heal Brexit UK

The unity of the United Kingdom depends on mutual respect that has been lacking in political debate over Brexit, resigning Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Scottish Conservative leader Davidson quits, citing Brexit and family

Ruth Davidson quit as leader of the Conservative Party in Scotland on Thursday, saying she could no longer juggle the demands of being a politician with family life and suggesting she would no longer..
Reuters - Published

UK's Corbyn offers to work with Conservative lawmakers to stop no-deal Brexit

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has written to 116 Conservative and independent lawmakers who have voted against a no-deal Brexit to offer to work together to find a practical..
Reuters - Published

Senior UK Conservative lawmaker says he could not back Corbyn-led government

A Conservative lawmaker at the center of efforts to block a no-deal Brexit said on Saturday he was pessimistic about his chances because he and other party colleagues could not support a caretaker..
Reuters - Published

Republican congressman Steve King: Would humanity exist without rape, incest?

Conservative U.S. Representative Steve King wondered aloud on Wednesday whether the human race would still exist without rape and incest, as he explained his anti-abortion position to an audience in..
Reuters - Published

Priti Patel: The controversial right-wing Conservative tipped to become home secretary

Right-wing Leave campaigner who was accused of running her own foreign policy in the Middle East when minister
Independent - Published

Who is in Boris Johnson's Brexit team so far?

Britain's incoming prime minister, Boris Johnson, starts appointing his government team on Wednesday, after weeks of planning and of jockeying among Conservative hopefuls looking for top jobs in his..
Reuters - Published

French right-wingers to shun Greta Thunberg at parliament

Conservative and far-right French lawmakers said they would boycott a meeting with Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and hurled insults at the 16-year-old who has inspired a global network of young..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson voting record: How has PM favourite voted on fox hunting, Iraq and climate change?

This is how the top Conservative has voted on key issues during his time as an MP
Independent - Published

New Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis takes over, Tsipras bows out

Conservative politician Kyriakos Mitsotakis was sworn in as Greece's new prime minister on Monday after storming to victory on a pledge to create jobs and lure investment to the crisis-hit nation.
Reuters - Published

Supreme Court strikes down stiff firearms penalties

Conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch sided with the U.S. Supreme Court's four liberal members on Monday in striking down as unconstitutionally vague a law imposing stiff criminal sentences for people..
Reuters - Published

Tory leadership race: Sajid Javid wins backing of Ruth Davidson as he pledges 'hundreds of millions' for Ireland to solve Brexit border problem

Home secretary 'embodies the Conservative values of aspiration, education, opportunity, hard work and just reward', says Scottish Conservative leader
Independent - Published

Dominic Grieve: Tory Brexit rebel facing deselection battle as local activists plot to oust him

The former attorney general must reapply to stand as Conservative candidate in Beaconsfield in the next election
Independent - Published

Does the Conservative Party even know what it is for any more?

Historically, Conservatism was built on four pillars, says Victor Hill in new book 'Will the Tory Party Ever Be the Same?' – but they have been eroded thanks to the EU
Independent - Published

Child homelessness surges by 80% under Conservative government, figures show

Child homelessness has surged by 80 per cent since the Conservatives took power in 2010, official figures show.
Independent - Published

Jeremy Hunt appears to struggle for an answer when asked why people should vote Tory

'[Vote] because you believe in Conservative policies,' foreign secretary says
Independent - Published

UK Conservatives resume Brexit talks with Labour amid low expectations

Britain's Conservative government held what it called "constructive and detailed" talks with the opposition Labour Party on Tuesday as the two sides struggle to break a parliamentary deadlock over the..
Reuters - Published

With low expectations, UK Conservatives and Labour resume Brexit talks

Britain's Conservative government and the opposition Labour Party resume Brexit talks on Tuesday to try to find a way to break the deadlock in parliament over the country's departure from the European..
Reuters - Published

Local elections: Tories call for unity after election drubbing

local elections: tories call for unity after election drubbing
Ministers urge the Conservative party to unite - but Sajid Javid warns worse may be to come.
BBC News - Published

Local election results: Tories lose control of Surrey stronghold

local election results: tories lose control of surrey stronghold
A Conservative stronghold for nearly two decades has seen a surge in votes for smaller parties.
BBC News - Published

Andy Street: West Midlands Mayor mocked for telling Sikhs he's pleased to visit their 'mosque'

'I'm sorry I muddled my words,' Conservative tweets in response to criticism
Independent - Published

Spain's Conservative PP party leader says will lead opposition

The leader of Spain's conservative People's Party (PP) said his party would be the main opposition force in parliament to Pedro Sanchez's Socialists.
Reuters - Published

Supreme Court conservatives sympathetic toward Trump census citizenship query

Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared sympathetic toward a bid by President Donald Trump's administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a plan opponents have..
Reuters - Published

Conservative candidate suspended after comparing Remainers to people who voted for Nazis

A Conservative candidate has been suspended by the party after comparing millions of Remainers to people who voted for Hitler's Nazis.
Independent - Published

UK government would accept parliament decision for soft Brexit: Barclay

Britain's Conservative government would accept parliament's choosing a so-called 'soft' Brexit after failing to secure backing for Prime Minister Theresa May's deal, Brexit minister Stephen Barclay..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Supreme Court leans toward limiting federal agency power

Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday expressed skepticism toward the wide latitude courts give federal agencies to interpret their own regulations in a case that could bolster..
Reuters - Published

Conservative lawmakers allowed 'free vote' on Brexit options: UK lawmakers

Conservative lawmakers will be able to vote with their consciences, a so-called free vote, when considering alternative Brexit options later on Wednesday, two of them said.
Reuters - Published

UK's Labour will back Brexit options which prevent bad deal and 'no deal': spokesman

Britain's opposition Labour Party will support Brexit proposals which keep options on the table to prevent a bad Conservative exit deal or a 'no deal', the party's spokesman said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

U.S. Supreme Court justices divided on partisan electoral maps

Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday signaled skepticism toward letting the judiciary curb the contentious practice of manipulating electoral district boundaries to entrench one party in..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Tory MP Dominic Grieve blasts Theresa May's attack on parliament for blocking her deal - 'I'm ashamed to be a Conservative'

'I could have wept – wept to see her reduced to these straits', Conservative big-hitter tells Commons
Independent - Published

Asked if meeting with Conservative lawmakers went well, PM May says 'sufficient'

British Prime Minister Theresa May said a meeting with her Conservative lawmakers ahead of a vote on her Brexit deal on Tuesday was "sufficient", when asked if it had gone well.
Reuters - Published

Conservative council leader suspended after tweeting post describing Tommy Robinson as a 'patriot'

A Conservative council leader has been suspended after he retweeted an image describing Tommy Robinson as a "patriot".
Independent - Published

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