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If the Conservatives are now committed to a philosophy of inequality, they are no longer conservatives

Blackburn, Dean (2016) If the Conservatives are now committed to a philosophy of inequality, they are no longer conservatives. British Politics and Policy at LSE (13 May 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Recent revelations about David Cameron’s personal finances have chimed with wider debates about wealth inequality. The episode has not only raised questions about the way in which disparities of income are legitimated, but it has also led some to suggest that Britain’s social elite is engaged in the ‘veiled pursuit of the interests of one class against another’. But for commentators to see – and for Conservatives to treat – the defence of inequality as a core conservative commitment is to misunderstand the character of conservative ideology, argues Dean Blackburn.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 14:52
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2019 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71206

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