Harry Phibbs

Harry Phibbs

When I was a precocious Young Conservative, people were most willing to tell me they disagreed with me and I thrived on it. But how much of a challenge does Greta Thunberg have from her classmates or teachers?

The hero of the Just William books promotes free speech and debunks communism

The decline in the proportion of owner-occupiers means a decline in the number of Conservative voters

People want homes, not the “housing units” offered by tower blocks, yet planners continue to sanction these unloved monstrosities

 Stakeholding emerged as New Labour’s big idea in the 1990s. Its 1997 manifesto called for “a stakeholder economy — where everyone has a stake in society and owes responsibilities to it”. Labour was seeking to repackage itself, ceasing to be purely about representing trade union and public-sector interests while attacking the unfettered free market: the “third way”.

The Conservative’s success in making squatting a criminal offence needs to go further — all buildings, not just residences, must be protected

By 2018 David Cameron will be ready to step down leaving the way clear for the London Mayor to swap City Hall for Number 10

Boris Johnson should spend his second mayoral term reversing Ken Livingstone’s legacy of inverse snobbery and interest group politics

Good people are being prevented from adopting not only because of who they are but because of what they think