The social revolutionaries of liberal- and not-so-liberal left and the reactionary Christian Right share a hostility to the temperate, measured modesty of the Burkean tradition. Having observed the love, the domesticity, the ordinariness of same-sex couples, the Burkean will affirm them, recognising in their experience the virtues seen in other manifestations of the little platoon. Theresa May was being authentically conservative in her confession. A conservatism without the means of change, after all, is without the means of its conservation.
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