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What do the Tories do now?

What do the Tories do now?

This event is exclusive to Friends of Tortoise

On 15 May, the National Conservatism conference, known as NatCon took place in London. It’s an off-shoot of a US rightwing think tank and the list of speakers includes Suella Braverman, Michael Gove, Jacob Rees-Mogg and commentators like Douglas Murray and Darren Grimes. Other speakers include noted supporters of Hungary’s far-right PM Victor Orbán.

Is the presence of senior Tory MPs at NatCon a sign that the party is committed to leaning harder to the right? What does this mean for the future of the party that needs votes from younger moderates and liberals?

What does the modern Conservative Party stand for in a post-Brexit Britain, and as a news organisation, how should Tortoise tell the story of the party that’s eating itself? Join us for this editorial ThinkIn where we try to make sense of NatCon and how it might influence what the Tories do now, and the future of what conservatism means in the UK.


Cat Neilan
Political Editor