Brian Jenner, a speechwriter, journalist and Conservative activist, sets out the case for a new conservative social organisation based on creativity, friendship and fun.
Browsing through Facebook this week, I had a sense that a dramatic change is on its way. Looking through the friends of some prominent Conservatives, I was struck by something. They have a large group of attractive friends – there is hope at last.
A few years ago, an American academic, Robert Putnam wrote a book called Bowling Alone. He described how the pressures of modern life were breaking up our institutions. The politicians acknowledge this, but they see it as an irreversible social trend, which means that they deserve to be funded by the public purse.
But what if it’s the other way round.