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We need a new social covenant for families, communities and the nation

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Chancellor of the Common Good

Chancellor of the Common Good

This afternoon, the Chancellor of the Exchequer set out his plans to invest in ‘common goods’. This intriguing phrase sums up the proper pursuit of government: a commitment to support the private associations that make us safe, happy and free.  The principal...

Trusting the People

Trusting the People

Trusting the people: the case for community-powered conservstism We are proud to have worked with ten newly elected Conservative MPs to publish ‘Trusting The People’. The essay makes the case for a ‘community power’ revolution to build better places, transform public...

What is ‘covenantal’ policy making?

What is ‘covenantal’ policy making?

Yesterday’s ‘Opposition Day’ debate in Parliament on ‘Working People’s Finances’ saw members from across the house consider how best to relieve financial pressure on households as we see the costs of living rise. Naturally, many MPs raised benefits and subsidies as...

What is the New Social Covenant?

We stand for families, communities and the nation – the associations that make people happy, safe and free. These associations, with the individual and the state, form a ‘social covenant’ – an agreement, inherited from history and passed on to future generations, to sustain our common life. We need a new social covenant for the 21st century.

12 Propositions

Danny Kruger has written a series of propositions outlining the new social covenant.

Covenantal speeches

Prime Minister’s plea to practice the virtues

Prime Minister’s plea to practice the virtues

Each week the New Social Covenant Unit recognises Members of Parliament for their covenantal credentials as spotted on the green benches. This week, both the Prime Minister and former Shadow Chancellor applied themselves to the discipline of covenantal politics. Read...

Give local people a say, says Matt Vickers MP

Give local people a say, says Matt Vickers MP

Each week the New Social Covenant Unit recognises Members of Parliament for their covenantal credentials as spotted on the green benches. Read more on our Substack. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQJmXFe3k48

Trust the people, says Jo Gideon

Trust the people, says Jo Gideon

Each week the New Social Covenant Unit recognises Members of Parliament for their covenantal credentials as spotted on the green benches. This week, Jo Gideon MP and Miriam Cates MP both championed principles of the new social covenant in the budget debate on Monday...

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