What have the Tories been thinking?

An evening about the British Conservative Party

Programme editor
The frequency with which the Tories changed their leadership is tantamount to the changes Great Britain went through in the past thirteen years. On Oct 25th 2022, Liz Truss stepped down as Prime Minister. She will probably be remembered as much for failing to outlast a lettuce as she will be for her reckless financial policy. Where did those extreme economic ideas come from? How have Brexit and the pandemic shaped British conservative thought?

The Tories have been governing for over thirteen years. Brexit brought about a change in the UK’s political landscape and the pace of change in its leaders. David Cameron, Theresa May, Boris Johnson and Liz Truss have passed the revue, and now it’s Rishi Sunak’s turn.

A pandemic and several scandals later, the Conservative Party is hoping to emit stability. In the meanwhile, the cost of living crisis continues, and the NHS crumbles. From what ideology will the Tories formulate their answers?


Rob Ford Author of Brexitland
Ben CoatesAuthor and former Tory aide
Vanessa LamsveltPsychologist and former UK correspondent

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