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  No Conservative Party by Charley Reese
It might have become a conservative party in 1964, when Barry Goldwater was nominated as the presidential candidate.
A true conservative recognizes that the Constitution is a binding contract that should be interpreted literally and in the context of the time at which it was written and ratified.
A true conservative believes in a free economy and that beyond protecting the public from force and fraud, the government should not interfere in private affairs.
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  Conservative party, British political party. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The party was in office under the 3d marquess of Salisbury (1885–86; 1886–92; 1895–1902) and Arthur Balfour (1902–5).
The party’s majority in the House of Commons was increased in 1955, and Sir Anthony Eden became (1955) prime minister upon Churchill’s retirement.
The party received a resounding defeat in the 1997 elections, and Major was replaced as party leader by William Hague.
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 Conservative Party (UK) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Conservative Party is descended from the Tory Party, one of the two ruling parties of 18th and 19th Century British Politics, and its members are still commonly referred to as Tories.
The party's economic reputation was, however, dealt a fatal blow by the 1992 Black Wednesday debacle, in which billions of pounds were wasted trying to keep the pound within the European ERM system of exchange rates at an overvalued rate.
Conservative modernisers point to Afriyie's election as evidence that the party is changing, though opponents argue that the election of a single fl MP, in what is essentially a safe seat, doesn't count for much against the anti-immigration campaign fought by the Conservatives in 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Conservative_Party_(UK)   (4821 words)

 Conservative Party of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada) is a right-of-centre political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003.
The party is still referred to as "Tory" by the media and retains the tie to the historical Conservative Party of Canada founded in 1854 by Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir George-Étienne Cartier by virtue of the fact that the merged entity assumed all assets and liabilities of the Progressive Conservative Party.
The party is considered by some to be Canada's version of the United States Republican Party and the United Kingdom's Conservative Party due to their conservative positions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Conservative_Party_of_Canada   (2644 words)

 Encyclopedia: Conservative Party (UK)
Conservative modernisers point to Afriyie's election as evidence that the party is changing, though opponents argue that the election of a single fl MP in what is essentially a safe seat doesn't count for much against the anti-immigration campaign fought by the Conservatives in 2005.
Conservatives, out of their respect for traditional, established institutions, tend to strongly identify with nationalist movements, existing governments, and its defenders: police, the military, and national poets, authors, and artists.
Broadly speaking, the predecessors of the conservatives tended to be opposed to the revolution and changes in the monarchy, and conversely for the predecessors to the liberals.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Conservative-Party-(UK)   (1147 words)

 UK Conservative party - Wikipedia
The Conservative party is the largest right-wing political party in the United Kingdom.
The party remains heavily influenced Margaret Thatcher and Thatcherism as she was leader of the Conservative party from 1975 until her resignation on November 22 1990.
As Conservative party members are characteristicaly Eurosceptic Ian Duncan Smith was elected, even though opinion polls showed that the public prefered Ken Clarke, a member of the Tory Reform Group.
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 Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first Conservative Party in Upper Canada was made up of United Empire Loyalists and supporters of the wealthy Family Compact that ruled the colony and opposed responsible government.
Conservative television ads which attacked Liberal leader Dalton McGuinty as "still not up to the job" were received poorly by the voting public, and allowed the Liberal campaign to portray the Tories as needlessly confrontational.
Tory, a longtime associate of the PC Party, was elected to the Ontario legislature in a by-election in March, 2005, in the seat that Eves held.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ontario_Progressive_Conservative_Party   (1885 words)

Peel was the leader of the Conservative Party from 1832 to 1846; he gave the party strong and effective leadership between 1832 and 1841.
To Peel, the Conservative Party was primarily "a constitutional and religious party" and he never regarded maintaining the Corn Laws as sine qua non of Conservatism.
The duty of the Conservative government was to govern; the purpose of the Conservative Party in the House of Commons was to support that government with its votes.
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 Progressive Conservative party on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
From 1986, the Progressive Conservative party under Prime Minister Brian Mulroney attempted to resolve the delicate constitutional issues of provincial status in the failed Meech Lake Accords and unsuccessful constitutional proposals, and negotiated a free trade agreement (1987) with the United States.
Kim Campbell, the party's and Canada's first female leader, briefly governed and led the party (1993) before she and all but two of the party's parliamentary candidates were rejected at the polls.
She was succeeded as party leader by Jean Charest, who led the national party to a partial recovery in the 1997 elections, but the party's full recovery was hampered by the emergence of the Reform party (later the Canadian Alliance).
www.encyclopedia.com /html/p/progc1ons.asp   (822 words)

 Facts about topic: (Conservative Party (UK))   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Conservative Party is the largest political party (An organization to gain political power) on the centre-right (additional info and facts about centre-right) in the United Kingdom (A monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland).
The origins of the Conservative Party go back to the Tory faction of 1688 which opposed the exclusion (The state of being excluded) of the Duke of York, later King James II, from the order of succession to the throne.
The party reached a new height in the inter-war years under the leadership of Stanley Baldwin (English statesman; member of the Conservative Party (1867-1947)).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/co/conservative_party_(uk)2.htm   (4404 words)

 MSN Encarta - Progressive Conservative Party
The Progressive Conservative Party went out of existence in 2003 when it merged with the Canadian Alliance to form the Conservative Party.
From the beginning the party was defined by cautious loyalty to traditional authorities and interests, and in particular to the monarchy of Britain and the traditions of British Toryism.
As the party of Confederation and national union, the Conservatives were able to build support in the Maritime provinces and the Canadian west.
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 BBC NEWS | VOTE2001 | PARTIES | The Conservative Party
The Conservative Party can claim to be the oldest political party in Europe, with a long commitment to private property and free enterprise.
In the 17th Century, the party's predecessors - the Tories - backed the power of the Crown, believing it to be a check on parliament and the interests of their political opponents, the Whigs.
In the middle of the 19th Century, Conservatives were split over the decision by their prime minister, Sir Robert Peel, to abolish the Corn Laws, which had maintained the price of food at an artificially high level.
news.bbc.co.uk /vote2001/hi/english/parties/newsid_1179000/1179147.stm   (1186 words)

 The Conservative Party.
Conservative Party is the most significant opposition Party in the UK political system.
With this, conservatives mean the freedom to choose how you live your life, not only in the way you spend your money but also how you receive public services such as medical treatment and education.
Conservatives have always been aware that it is this type of person who is the dynamo that drives British economy and as such makes us all prosperous.
www.wirralwestconservatives.co.uk /conservative-party.html   (547 words)

 Conservative Party (UK) Encyclopedia Article, Description, History and Biography @ LocalColorArt.Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
One of the more infamous example of Conservative social conservatism was Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988, which outlawed "the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship".
Many Conservative modernisers have claimed that the intolerant and authoritarian nature of past Conservative social policies have played a major part in the decline of the party in the 1990s and 2000s.
One area in which the battle for the soul of the party was visible, was the party's position over ID cards.
encyclopedia.localcolorart.com /encyclopedia/Conservative_Party_(UK)   (3408 words)

 Party History
Conservative achievements include Confederation, women’s suffrage, the Canadian Bill of Rights, the Free Trade Agreement and, since the election of a new Conservative Government in 2006, historic political reforms including fixed election dates, enhanced family support through the Universal Child Care Benefit and the re-building of the Canadian military.
Today, the Conservative Party of Canada is a vibrant national organization with strong grassroots’ support  from coast-to-coast-to-coast.  The party is formally allied with provincial Progressive Conservative parties and is a member of the International Democrat Union, an international grouping of centre-right parties. 
This website is the property of the Conservative Party of Canada and may not be reproduced in whole or in part without express written permission.
www.conservative.ca /EN/1131   (526 words)

 Conservative Party of New York State - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Conservative Party was formed in 1962 to restore a meaningful choice to the voters of New York State.
The 1994 elections were a breakthrough for the Conservative Party as we provided the margin of victory for Governor George E. Pataki with the 328,605 votes cast on our line.
In 1997 the Conservative Party led the citizens of New York in defeating the $2.4 billion School Bond Act.
www.cpnys.org /history/history.html   (474 words)

 The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Conservative party @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
CONSERVATIVE PARTY [Conservative party] British political party, formally the Conservative and Unionist party and a continuation of the historic Tory party.
The party was in office under the 3d marquess of Salisbury (1885-86; 1886-92; 1895-1902) and Arthur Balfour (1902-5).
In 2001 the party, which had come to be seen as anti-European Union, was again trounced at the polls by Labour, leading Hague to resign.
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 Conservative Party of Canada - SourceWatch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) is the center-right result of a recent (early 2004) merger of the Candian Alliance and Progressive Conservative parties.
The original 19th-century Conservative Party in Canada became the 20th-century Progressive Conservative Party of Canada though a merger with the Progressives.
Federally, from 1993 to 2003 the center-right was "split" between Clark's Progressive Conservative Party of Canada and Manning's Reform Party of Canada, the latter party later became the Canadian Alliance under Stephen Harper, the currect leader of the CPC.
www.sourcewatch.org /wiki.phtml?title=Conservative_Party_of_Canada   (731 words)

 Scotsman.com Election - Conservative
He happened to mention that the Tories (sorry, the Conservatives) were hiding the true scale of their intended cuts in government spending.
Scarcely believing their luck, Labour have jumped on this and regained the initiative, painting the Tories (sorry, Conservatives) as deranged free-marketeers intent on cutting the heart out of public services.
The Tory (sorry, Conservative) leader is also embroiled in a row with the Slough association following the removal of candidate Adrian Hilton for describing the European Union as a Catholic conspiracy.
election.scotsman.com /parties.cfm?party=Con   (368 words)

 Wikinfo | The Conservative Party (UK)
The Conservatives, in coalition with the Liberal Unionists and often called just "Unionists", remained in power for most of the next twenty years, until internal disputes over Joseph Chamberlain's ideas on protection in the early 20th century led to a severe defeat to the Liberals in the General Election of 1906.
His mixture of strong social reforms with steady government proved a powrful election combination, with the result that the Conservatives governed Britain either by themselves or as the leading component of the National Government for most of the interwar years.
The Tories capitalised on the Winter of Discontent and the growing inflation rate, not to mention the humiliating bailout of the UK economy by the IMF in 1976, and won the 1979 general election with a majority of 43.
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 www.AndrewSullivan.com - Latest Posts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The conservative "movement" in the U.S. is still firmly behind president George W. Bush's re-election.
He has little interest in the bedrock conservative belief in leaving as much decision-making to the states as possible, endorsing a federal constitutional amendment that would prevent individual states from enacting gay marriage, and using federal powers to prevent other states from allowing medical cannabis.
Kerry insists that he is a fiscal conservative, aiming to reduce the deficit by tax increases.
www.andrewsullivan.com /main_article.php?artnum=20040725   (1312 words)

 Conservative party on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Why I despair for the party I love; From one of the giants of Conservative politics, a heartfelt personal message.
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Trouble in the ranks: by the time Margaret Thatcher finished with the Conservative Party, the aristocrats had been banished by free-market zealots who made it unelectable.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/C/Conserva.asp   (797 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Conservative Party
The Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative parties voted overwhelmingly to merge on Dec. 3, 2003, forming the Conservative Party of Canada.
Launched by former Progressive Conservative leadership hopeful David Orchard, the lawsuit stemmed from an agreement he made with Peter MacKay at the party's final leadership convention in May 2003.
The Conservatives didn't unseat the Liberals in the election that followed in June 2004, but the party did gain seats and the Liberals were left with a minority government.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/conservativeparty   (255 words)

 Scotsman.com News - Conservative Party
SIR Bob Geldof has agreed to help David Cameron set up a forum to fight poverty, in the latest move by the Conservative Party to capture the centre ground of British politics.
DAVID Cameron, the Conservative Party leader, said yesterday he would not stand in the way of the...
THE Conservative party has received a further poll boost in the wake of David Cameron's election...
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 Let It Bleed: Lookout! Christians!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Conservative party candidates are expected to support the Conservative party platform.
A few days late to the party, but nevertheless eager to retain their title as Liberal propaganda sheet par excellence, the Toronto Star graces us with a story today that is functionally a repeat of what the Globe was bleating about on Friday:
The Conservative party's nomination procedures have left it vulnerable to special interest groups, a flaw some long-time activists worry could reinforce negative stereotypes about the party.
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 BBC NEWS | Election 2005 | Tory row 'undue pressure' claim
Harold Hall, a vice president of the local Conservative Association and a member of the West Sussex County Council, said its members had "spent much of the week trying to get a special general meeting called to hear directly from Mr Flight of the events which led to the withdrawal of the party whip".
But he stressed that the local party had been "denied natural justice" because there had not been what he termed a "full and fair hearing" into the affair.
On Friday a party spokesman said Mr Howard would not be swayed by the MP's appeal to let him stand for election.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk_politics/4402647.stm   (708 words)

 Kerry’s the One
He would face challenges from within his own party and a thwarting of his most expensive initiatives by a Republican Congress.
Because he is the leader of America’s conservative party, he has become the Left’s perfect foil—its dream candidate.
And it is then that more traditional conservatives will have an audience to argue for a conservatism informed by the lessons of history, based in prudence and a sense of continuity with the American past—and to make that case without a powerful White House pulling in the opposite direction.
www.amconmag.com /2004_11_08/cover1.html   (1372 words)

 SCOPE: Conservative Party Watch
Many gun owners have consider the Conservative Party a home we could depend on, it looks like we’re being kicked out of the house.
Apparently though, given your party’s recent support of Rick Lazio and now Governor Pataki, I assume we can expect those planks to be removed from the party platform.
I extend my concerns to you with respect and admiration for what the Conservative Party has always stood for and in hope that the tradition continues.
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