A letter from the editor
Welcome to another year of The 1828 Journal. It is both an honour and a privilege to have been appointed editor for the coming year. As my first action as editor I wish to lay out my vision for The 1828 Journal:
As a party the Conservatives are not bound by any dogmatic ideology. Rather, we as a collective share certain values. Patriotism, meritocracy and success through hard work are all values that we not only share but utilise in our daily lives.
In the end, as Conservatives, we are pragmatists. We opt to work together to find common ground rather than allow ourselves to fall apart over petty squabbles as many opposition parties do. Therefore it is only natural that the journal should represent this. It needs to be a device that stretches the breadth of the Conservative party. A journal that challenges old ideas and proposes new ones. A journal that utilises this attitude of pragmatism and spirit of co-operation within our party that has allowed it to endure for centuries, becoming the natural party of government.
At the moment Labour has become restrained by its obtuse dogmatic leaders and their zealous supporters who keep them in control. We Conservatives however, share no such burden. Our membership comes in over a thousand shades of blue which we fully embrace. From one-nation Conservatives, to Thatcherites, to classical liberals, the diversity of our membership is one of our greatest assets. Indeed, it is undoubtedly this diversity that has allowed the party to adapt and change with the times.
Consequently, it is of paramount importance to me personally that this diversity is reflected in the contents of The 1828 Journal. Therefore, I wish to assure all members of the association that we wholeheartedly welcome your submissions. In the end we in the KCLCA are a family and this journal should present an opportunity to all of us. The 1828 Journal is not a journal of singular interests. In the end I am the custodian of this journal and as such I will aim to steer the journal to new heights without forgetting the core principles that this journal was founded on.
I look forward to what I hope is a highly successful year.
Max Glynn, Editor-in-Chief