No Turning Back (political group)

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No Turning Back is a group within the British Conservative Party advocating Thatcherite policies. It was founded in 1985 to defend Margaret Thatcher's free-market reforms.[1] The group was named in honour of Thatcher's 1980 Conservative conference quote "U-turn if you want to. The lady's not for turning."[2] No Turning Back published less material in the nineties and became involved in Conservative party in-fighting, resulting in both Michael Portillo and Francis Maude leaving the group,[1][2] but became more prominent during Iain Duncan Smith's time as Conservative leader because he had been a member until he was elected.[2]

Since 2005 the No Turning Back group has been chaired by John Redwood. It has published pamphlets on the subjects of taxation and social mobility in recent years.

Members[edit]

Past and current members include-

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Portillo turns back on No Turning Back". BBC. 2000-11-02. Retrieved 2008-04-02. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Morris, Nigel (2002-03-01). "No Turning Back group steps back into spotlight". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2008-04-02. 
  3. ^ a b c Shrimsley, Robert (3 August 1993). "MPs propose tailor-made benefits to cut spending". The Daily Telegraph (London). p. 8. 
  4. ^ Mp, Conservative (2002-10-16). "Michael Fallon". BBC. Retrieved 2008-04-02. 
  5. ^ Roth, Andrew; White, Michael. (2006-05-19). "Eric Forth". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-04-02. 
  6. ^ "About Greg". Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  7. ^ "Gerald Howarth MP". Conservative Party. Retrieved 2008-04-02. [dead link]
  8. ^ Travis, Alan (14 January 1994). "WESTMINSTER SCANDAL: Key players: An unreconstructed Thatcherite at the core of the cottage plot". The Guardian (Manchester). 
  9. ^ Mp, Conservative (2002-10-17). "Edward Leigh". BBC. Retrieved 2008-04-02. 
  10. ^ "Duncan Smith, champion of the right". BBC. 2001-08-15. Retrieved 2008-04-02.