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A new party sounds attractive—but the oddballs who start them spell trouble

New plan, old egos

By Anne Perkins   September 2018

Mosley started the New Party in 1930

There is a new fact in British politics: the homeless voter. This class spans centre-right to centre-left. Its members are united by their pro-European views and metropolitan lives—in short, they are the sort of people who used to benefit from the political status quo.  

Even if Dominic Grieve tactfully downplays the possibility, there are rising murmurs about realignment. Middle-of-the-road MPs despair at parties they see as hijacked by the extremes and paralysed on  Brexit. Conversations on the doorstep, they say, suggest…

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