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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".


Sajid Javid to launch £100bn spending boost aimed at North and Midlands in budget on 11 March

Investment to be directed to areas that voted Conservative at the election for the first time - by ripping up Treasury rules
Independent - Published

Conservative, liberal Methodists to split over gay marriage

The United Methodist Church plans to split into two later this year, church officials said on Friday, a schism that follows years of contention over whether the church should end its ban on same-sex..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Conservatism

Boris Johnson: 'We pulled it off' [Video]Boris Johnson: 'We pulled it off'

Boris Johnson has addressed Conservative voters following his landslide victory in the 2019 General Election. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 02:02Published

Pound Soars After Johnson's Tories Win Decisive Victory [Video]Pound Soars After Johnson's Tories Win Decisive Victory

Business Insider reports the British Pound Sterling surged as much as 2.1% against the dollar on Thursday. Official UK exit polls showed a strong Conservative majority in the 2019 UK election. Some..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

UK PM Johnson heads for victory but poll race tightens [Video]UK PM Johnson heads for victory but poll race tightens

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks on course to win Thursday's election, but a leading poll shows the race has tightened. Lucy Fielder reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:43Published

Extinction Rebellion target Conservative election bus [Video]Extinction Rebellion target Conservative election bus

Climate change activists have glued themselves to the Conservative campaign bus, warning the party's green targets amount to a "death sentence" for everyone. Extinction Rebellion protesters, some..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:51Published


General Election 2019: What's behind the Conservative victory?

The Conservatives have won a big majority. What drove the election result?
BBC News - Published

EU welcomes Brexit clarity from UK Conservative victory

European leaders welcomed on Thursday that Boris Johnson's expected election victory provided clarity on Britain's withdrawal from the EU, but said it would be challenging to agree a post-Brexit trade..
Reuters - Published

Putney election result: Labour wins marginal seat held by Tories since 2005

Labour has taken its first Conservative seat of the night – Putney in south west London.
Independent - Published

Tories condemned for 'vile racism' after linking EU immigration to terrorism

'There is a xenophobia issue with Conservative politicians who are scapegoating EU citizens instead of looking at their own failings'
Independent - Published

Tory election candidate shared Islamophobic message claiming Muslims have 'nasty culture'

Conservative accuses Labour candidate of 'trying to shut me up by crying Islamophobia'
Independent - Published

'That's completely wrong': Michael Gove falsely claims EU has no single market for services

Future for services sector will be 'way worse' after Brexit, trade experts warns - after top Conservative claims it will 'flourish'
Independent - Published

Labour cuts Tory poll lead as sudden surge sees gap narrow two weeks before election

Findings likely to fuel Conservative fears of a repeat of 2017, when late Labour boost resulted in hung parliament
Independent - Published

Conservative opposition edges ahead in Uruguay presidential vote

Uruguay's conservative opposition held a slim lead on Sunday in a run-off presidential election between the liberal ruling party and a resurgent opposition that had been the pre-vote favorite to clinch..
Reuters - Published

Nigel Farage vows to defy Conservative pressure to abandon entire Brexit Party election campaign over fears he will prevent Johnson majority

Nigel Farage has vowed to defy Conservative pressure to stand down all his Brexit Party candidates, insisting he will fight on to win Labour-held seats.
Independent - Published

Former UK Tory MP Sandbach defects to Liberal Democrats

UK former Conservative party member Antoinette Sandbach has joined the Liberal Democrat party, the lawmaker said in a statement on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Brexiteer Baker tells Conservative faction to vote for Johnson's deal

Steve Baker, the head of a hardline Brexit faction in the Conservative Party, has told his European Research Group allies that they should vote for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal.
Reuters - Published

DUP will encourage Conservative lawmakers to oppose Brexit deal

Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) will encourage like-minded members of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government to oppose his Brexit deal, one of its 10 members of parliament..
Reuters - Published

Canada's Trudeau says Conservative rivals are running dirty election campaign

Canada's Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday accused his Conservative rival of running a nasty and divisive campaign just days before voters head to the polls in a tight election race.
Reuters - Published

British PM Johnson vows to stay put to hit Oct 31 Brexit deadline

Boris Johnson vowed on Sunday to stay on as Britain's prime minister even if he fails to secure a deal to leave the European Union, saying only his Conservative government can deliver Brexit on Oct. 31..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson could bypass key law blocking no-deal Brexit by issuing order to suspend it, John Major warns

Former PM warns against use of 'piece of political chicanery' that would do pemanent damage to Conservative reputation
Independent - Published

UK lawmakers vote against parliament adjourning for Conservative conference

British lawmakers voted on Thursday against adjourning parliament until Oct. 3 for the governing Conservative Party to hold their annual conference.
Reuters - Published

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

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

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