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A strange rebirth of Tory England?

Over the centuries, one party has adapted to survive like no other. But on the cusp, potentially, of its greatest modern triumph, is that all-important flexibility still there?

Conservative Prime Ministers. From left to right starting top left: Benjamin Disraeli, Lord Salisbury, Arthur Balfour, Bonar Law, Stanley Baldwin, Neville Chamberlain, Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden, Harold Macmillan, Alec Douglas-Home, Edward Heath, Margaret Thatcher, John Major, David Cameron and Theresa May © ANDY RAIN/EPA/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK, OFFICE OF THE PM, ALLSTAR PICTURE LIBRARY / ALAMY STOCK PHOTO, FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE, DAVID GORDON / ALAMY STOCK PHOTO, THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY ARCHIVE/GETTY IMAGES/KEYSTONE PICTURES USA / ALAMY STOCK PHOTO, IANDAGNALL COMPUTING / ALAMY STOCK PHOTO, GL ARCHIVE / ALAMY STOCK PHOTO, WIKIMEDIA COMMONS, GRANGER HISTORICAL PICTURE ARCHIVE / ALAMY STOCK PHOTO

One of the curiosities of our political history is that both of the…

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