Toryism


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To·ry

 (tôr′ē)
n. pl. To·ries
1.
a. A member of a British political party, founded in 1689, that was the opposition party to the Whigs and has been known as the Conservative Party since about 1832.
b. A member of a Conservative party, as in Canada.
2. An American who, during the period of the American Revolution, favored the British side. Also called Loyalist.
3. often tory A supporter of traditional political and social institutions against the forces of democratization or reform; a political conservative.

[Irish Gaelic tóraidhe, robber, from Old Irish tóir, pursuit; see ret- in Indo-European roots.]

To′ry adj.
To′ry·ism n.

Toryism

1. a support of the British cause during the American Revolution.
2. an advocacy of conservative principles opposed to reform and radicalism.
3. the actions of dispossessed Irishmen in the 17th century who were declared outlaws and noted for their outrages and cruelty.
4. the principles of a conservative British party in power until 1832. — Tory, n., adj., — Toryish, adj.
See also: Politics
Translations

Toryism

[ˈtɔːrɪɪzəm] N (Brit) → conservatismo m, conservadurismo m

Toryism

n (Brit Pol) → Konservativismus m
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Brott," he remarked, "a Cabinet Minister of marked Radical proclivities, has lately been a frequent visitor at Dorset House, which is the very home of the old aristocratic Toryism.
In Shelley's case this general tendency was strengthened by reaction against the benighted Toryism of his father and by most of the experiences of his life from the very outset.
Moreover, his School Toryism was still strong, and he looked still with some jealousy on the Doctor, as somewhat of a fanatic in the matter of change, and thought it very desirable for the School that he should have some wise person (such as himself) to look sharply after vested School-rights, and see that nothing was done to the injury of the republic without due protest.
Modern Toryism seems much taken with the filthy and discredited racist doctrine of eugenics.
The film is at its most riveting when it portrays his unequivocal rejection of Toryism, capitalist hypocrisy and inequality and his identification with workers in struggle: declaring in the Commons that he would be on miners' picket lines and donating his wages to the struggle; standing firm with the dockers imprisoned in Pentonville for defying Heath's industrial relations act; implacably opposing the expulsion of Liverpool's Socialist councillors, and giving unequivocal support to the Clay Cross councillors when they defied Edward Heath's Housing Finance Act.
He has shown us again what a real alternative to Toryism looks like and what it can achieve.
May's isn't that original either - Margaret Thatcher first suggested selling homes to pay for care, while the pledges to build council houses and intervene in the markets are good old one-nation Toryism at its best.
In truth, Sir Phillip Green is the living, breathing embodiment of all that Conservatism has ever stood for, which is the blatant hypocrisy in Toryism, when every now and then, such business magnates as Maxwell, Fayed, Tiny or Sir Phillip go so very far beyond any civilised values, that eventually, just a few "left-wing Tories", Heath or May, are forced to call them names.
John Major came closest to Toryism but divisions in his own ranks prevented him from moving beyond platitudes even if the Citizen's Charter and the National Lottery look better in retrospect than they did at the time.
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@queenEvieB: "#LondonHasFallen into the hands of a fabulous new mayor and out of the vile clutches of Toryism.
The person we choose must have absolute dedication, deep understanding of the pressures confronting women and men in every community, the strength to communicate our priorities clearly and compellingly to every part of our society and our country, and the determination to develop the convincing Labour case and defeat Toryism.
This isn't even liberal Toryism, it's nanny state leftism.