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Government’s response to the Kruger Report (2020)

Government’s response to the Kruger Report (2020)

We are delighted to finally share the Government's response to Danny Kruger's report of 2020 here. The response was published on Wednesday, the same day as the Levelling Up White Paper which also reflects many...

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 conservatism 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 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

An ode to Britain by Lisa Nandy MP

An ode to Britain by Lisa Nandy MP

In her response to the debate on ‘power in communities’, Nandy reaffirmed her commitment to seeing and honouring the assets of every place in her ode to the British people and their affection for the places they live. As usual, we ignore the party political point...

Sir Bill Cash MP pays tribute to Brexit forebear

Sir Bill Cash MP pays tribute to Brexit forebear

The Unit is increasingly spotting covenantal credentials on Whitehall as much as in the Commons. In his ‘Mais Lecture’ the Chancellor set the record straight on Adam Smith’s oft misunderstood 'invisible hand’. "Smiths account of the market economy, is not as some have...

Trust the people, says Jane Stevenson MP

Trust the people, says Jane Stevenson MP

This week, the debate on the new Covid-19 regulations saw MPs from across the House venture into new political territory. Could a new radical consensus be emerging from the fall out over the restrictions? On Tuesday night, both left and right resisted authoritarian...

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