Via CentreRight: Manchesterism, ConservativeHome explores the ideas shared by our inspiration, Richard Cobden:
Most of us in the South associate “the North” politically as a left-leaning Labour heartland, but the history of Manchesterism serves to remind us that this was not always the case. There was a time when free trade and capitalism were the cause of the disadvantaged and working class, the theories of Adam Smith et al articulated in a way that emphasises the wealth creation and spreading of prosperity, the power of capitalism as a rising tide to lift all [willing/able] ships. This is Manchesterism.
This is Manchesterism indeed and promoting it is the reason the Cobden Centre has been established.