Dan Pitt is the former deputy-chair of Bath and Nottingham Conservative Association. He has contributed to ConservativeHome, Platform10 and Conservative For Liberty and is also a business tutor.
What is the philosophy of conservatism all about? Of course, conservatism is about conserving - it is, after all in the name (!) This observation is normally subsequently followed by the salient question of ‘what should we conserve and why’? Conservatives and conservatism needs to answer this salient question. Thus, various sets of criteria and a single criterion have been put forward. For example, the ‘good’, or ‘what works’ are bandied about the shop. These two criteria throw up questions of their own. Are there rival…