British Conservatism "Post-Boris"


The David Starkey Lecture

Boris Johnson has left the stage.  Enters Prime Minister Liz Truss, who put forth a bold plan for growth with tax cuts and increased borrowing to attempt a jump-start the economy.  Meanwhile, the British pound continues its slide against the dollar,  strikes of the transport workers are called for, and the voters are discontent. Labour has recently polled its largest lead over the Tories in two decades, many pundits predict a Labour victory in the next election. What is the future of Conservatism in the U. K.?

British academic and commentator Dr David Starkey assessed the situation in his lecture, then he was joined in the conversation by Dr. Ofir Haivry, Vice-President of the Herzl Institute of Jerusalem and visiting fellow at the Danube Institute along with Rod Dreher, New York Times best-selling author of Live Not by Lies and Director of Network Director for Danube Institute, and John O’Sullivan CBE, President of Danube Institute and former advisor to PM Margaret Thatcher.

Dr David Starkey CBE is one of Britain’s leading historians. He is the author of many best-selling books; has guest-curated several major historical exhibitions, and made some of the most important and widely watched historical documentary series on TV. He is the winner of the W. H. Smith Prize for Biography, Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Barbers, columnist on The Critic and was made a CBE in 2007. His YouTube Channel, “David Starkey Talks …”, which launched in October 2021, includes videos on The Tudors, Parliament, Academic Freedom as well as the House of Windsor and many other subjects, both past and present.