Behind the Headlines: The end of the liberal Tory
Join the newly-independent MP and London mayoral hopeful, Rory Stewart, and the Observer’s former Political Editor, Gaby Hinsliff to discuss whether moderation is now finished as a force within the Conservative party.
Brexit has inculcated what Stewart has called a new “absolutism” in our politics, as became plain when over 20 Tory MPs—including Stewart himself as well as big beasts like Kenneth Clarke and then Amber Rudd—ended up outside their old party. This inspired Hinsliff’s cover story in November’s Prospect about who liberal Conservatives are going to vote for now. Four short years since David Cameron won a general election by presenting himself as a “One Nation” figure, Prospect editor Tom Clark will ask both our panellists whether time truly is up for the liberal Tory?
November 25 2019 18:30 - 20:00
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