22 February, 2022
8:15 am - 9:30 am

The Rt Hon Sir Robert Buckland QC MP, Former Secretary of State for Justice and Lord High Chancellor

Partners Breakfast: Post-pandemic Conservatism

As we enter the pandemic endgame, with the country adapting to living with Covid, citizens are looking to the Government to deliver against its promise to build back better.

The next couple of years are set to be challenging ones, with both public services and the public finances under severe strain, inflation and global pressures creating a cost of living crisis, and tough decisions to be made about the route to Net Zero. Navigating these, as well as providing a positive vision for the future of Britain, demands, as Sir Robert has put it, “clarity of leadership and seriousness of purpose”. In addition, the political realignment of the last election means the Party will need policies that appeal to quite different cohorts of voters.

Reform was delighted to host this breakfast, led by Rt Hon Sir Robert Buckland MP, to discuss the priorities for the second half of the Parliament, and, building on his Conservative Home article, what Conservatism means in this post-pandemic phase.

The breakfast was held under the Chatham House Rule.