Founded in the early s during the party's internal debate over decolonisation , its published aims state that "The Monday Club seeks to evolve a dynamic application of traditional Tory principles". The club is notable for having promoted a policy of voluntary, or assisted, repatriation for non-white immigrants, [4 ] [5 ] which mirrored the pledge made in the Conservative Party's General Election Manifesto of After its general election defeat, the Conservative Party began decisive moves towards becoming more centrist; the — party chairman, Theresa May , would later state that it had been perceived by voters as the "Nasty Party".
We are the home of those members and supporters of the Conservative and Unionist Parties who represent traditional conservative values. Ever since Mr. Even though Mr. Cummings was wearing, for once, a white shirt and long trousers instead of his customary later-day Californian beach-bum attire, he showed no contrition and denied that he had breached any of the lock-down measures that he had been instrumental in imposing upon the nation. His actions during this National lock-down have so incensed voters that the Tory lead over Labour has crashed as Mr. Johnson battles to draw a line under this disgraceful saga.
During a "frank" meeting, the Tory chairman, David Davis, told the club's board that he was severing its links with the party until it stopped promoting inflammatory views on race, such as the voluntary repatriation of ethnic minorities. Speaking outside Conservative central office after an 80 minute meeting, Mr Davis said: "I have told them that until a number of things are concluded - particularly some concerns about the membership of the club, and a review of the club's constitution and a requirement that the club will not promulgate or discuss policies relating to race - the club is suspended from any association with the Conservative party. His move means the club cannot call itself the Conservative Monday Club.
The Conservative Monday Club usually known as the Monday Club is a British political pressure group, aligned with the Conservative Party , though no longer endorsed by it. Founded in , in the belief that the Macmillan ministry had taken the party too far to the left , the club became embroiled in the decolonisation and immigration debate, inevitably highlighting the controversial issue of race , which has dominated its image ever since. The club was known for its fierce opposition to non-White immigration to Britain and its support for apartheid-era South Africa and Rhodesia. By , the club had 35 MPs, six of them ministers, and 35 peers , with membership including branches totalling about 10, In , the constitution was re-written, with more emphasis on support for the Conservative Party, but it remained autonomous from the party. In-fighting over the club's traditional Tory agenda led to many resignations in In , the Conservative Party formally severed relations with the club, which has ceased to exercise significant influence, with full membership below The club was founded on 1 January , by four young Conservative Party members, Paul Bristol a year-old shipbroker and the club's first chairman,  who left the club in , Ian Greig Membership Secretary until , Cedric Gunnery Treasurer until , and Anthony Maclaren. The club was formed "to force local party associations to discuss and debate party policy". Its first general policy statement deplored the tendency of recent Conservative governments to adopt policies based upon expediency and demanded that instead Tory principles should be the guiding influence.