Listen now to The Tribes of Westminster
Today, the New Social Covenant Unit is delighted to launch a new podcast in partnership with The Critic.
The Tribes of Westminster podcast is a monthly interview with a Parliamentarian where we uncover the hidden roots beneath the party loyalties of Westminster.
We ask what are the traditions and philosophies that shape their politics?
This month Steve Baker MP speaks to Danny Kruger MP, online editor of the Critic, Sebastian Milbank, and Imogen Sinclair, Director of the NSCU, about his Christian Libertarianism.
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Covenantal Speech of the Week
The week, we want to highlight the Queen’s first televised Christmas message in 1957. She counselled her subjects to ‘not be afraid of the future’ but cherish ‘ageless ideals’ in the face of rapid change.
That it is possible for some of you to see me today is just another example of the speed at which things are changing all around us. Because of these changes I am not surprised that many people feel lost and unable to decide what to hold on to and what to discard. How to take advantage of the new life without losing the best of the old.
But it is not the new inventions which are the difficulty. The trouble is caused by unthinking people who carelessly throw away ageless ideals as if they were old and outworn machinery.
They would have religion thrown aside, morality in personal and public life made meaningless, honesty counted as foolishness and self-interest set up in place of self-restraint.
At this critical moment in our history we will certainly lose the trust and respect of the world if we just abandon those fundamental principles which guided the men and women who built the greatness of this country and Commonwealth.
Today we need a special kind of courage, not the kind needed in battle but a kind which makes us stand up for everything that we know is right, everything that is true and honest. We need the kind of courage that can withstand the subtle corruption of the cynics so that we can show the world that we are not afraid of the future.
It has always been easy to hate and destroy. To build and to cherish is much more difficult. That is why we can take a pride in the new Commonwealth we are building.