Danny Kruger

British politician and Conservative MP

Daniel Rayne Kruger (born 23 October 1974) is a British Conservative Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Devizes since the 2019 general election. He is the son of writer and property developer Rayne Kruger, and restaurateur and television presenter Prue Leith. Prior to being an MP, he was Prime Minister David Cameron's chief speechwriter and was chief executive of a youth crime prevention charity called Only Connect.


On Fraternity : Politics Beyond Liberty & Equality (2007)Edit

Civitas: Institute for the Study of Civil Society ISBN 9781903386576
  • Liberalism is the philosophy of the individual. Its ethic is liberty and its characteristic is autonomy — the freedom of the will from external constraint. It says "I shall…".
    Socialism is the philosophy of the state. Its ethic is equality and its characteristic is coercion — the power, in the last resort, to exert force over individuals and groups. It says "you must…".
    Conservatism is the philosophy of society. Its ethic is fraternity and its characteristic is authority — the non-coercive social persuasion which operates in a family or a community. It says "we should…".
    • "Triangulation", p. 13
  • Where the Left imagine social justice to be the realization of certain abstract ideas — equality and emancipation — the Right see it as a system of naturally occurring and beneficial relationships. Social justice is the fulfilment of the individual's need for positive liberty through social membership.
    • "Fraternity". p. 52

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