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In 2020, my book, Remaking One Nation: The Future of Conservatism, was published by Polity Press. It was praised by leading Conservatives, including Michael Gove, Tom Tugendhat and William Hague, and reviewed favourably, among others, by The Economist, The Financial Times, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Observer.


“A jolt of electricity to a moribund debate in the Conservative Party” The Economist

“Timely in ways that Timothy himself cannot have expected” The Financial Times

“Eloquent, stimulating and wide-reaching … a galvanising read” The Daily Telegraph

“A thought-provoking challenge to conventional right-wing thinking” The Observer

“A timely manifesto for the [brand of] Conservatism that propelled the Tories to election victory” The Sunday Times

Other publications

In 2012, I wrote a short biography about one of my political heroes. In Our Joe: Joseph Chamberlain’s Conservative Legacy, I make the case for remembering Chamberlain’s role in committing the Conservative Party to social reform and making sure it represented British people across the class divide. Our Joe won coverage in The Times and The Spectator and prompted The Economist to call me the “Sage of Birmingham”.

In 2022, together with Karl Williams, I wrote Stopping the Crossings: How Britain can take back control of its immigration and asylum system, published by the Centre for Policy Studies. The Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, wrote a foreword welcoming our policy proposals, and soon afterwards the Prime Minister announced the Government would implement several of them – although the test remains whether ministers will reform human rights laws in the ways we suggest.

Following attempts by the New York Times to rewrite the history of the Trojan Horse scandal, Michael Gove and I wrote a joint foreword for a Policy Exchange report confirming the truth of what happened: hardline activists had taken over several state schools in an attempt to impose, in the words of one of the several official inquiries, an “intolerant and aggressive Islamic ethos”.