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The philosophy that what has been done should continue to be done as long as there is not a positive reason to change it. Conservatives may favor class distinctions as natural, or at least not harmful. In modern times, conservatism has become associated with the political right, or the belief that capitalism and the free market tend to best determine how an economy ought to be organized.




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And in a passage likely to infuriate Tory rightwingers, he will boast that his party has succeeded in blocking some key Conservative policies.
He has surrendered his party's social and fiscal conservative policies to such an extent that the Tories are virtually indistinguishable from New Labour.
David Cameron is inviting internet surfers to join him in a video debate about Conservative policies on a website which bills itself as an "online Speaker's Corner".
It's more likely that Nick (Bourne) and his team will be in a position to convert Conservative policies into real action after the May elections.
THE Cabinet Member for community services has just cancelled yet another meeting that should have set out her Conservative policies for the future.
To gain another seat is splendid and a vindication of Conservative policies running West Lancs.
At the same time, the dominance of "small-I liberalism" has meant that, even when Brian Mulroney won two massive majorities in 1984 and 1988, there was not the slightest attempt to enact small-c conservative policies.
Sooner or later they will run out of Conservative policies to fulfil.
I hope the Conservative Party loses its obsession with Europe, settles down to the fact it's in opposition and starts putting together some sensible Conservative policies.
During the 1980s Reagan supporters frequently pointed to the falling ``Misery Index'' (which combines the inflation and unemployment rates) as evidence of the success of their conservative policies.
Maryland has excellent credit characteristics, with a diversified economic base, conservative policies, and a moderate burden of debt relative to resources.
The authority's strong rate-making flexibility, tenured management, and fiscally conservative policies partially mitigate this risk.

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