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Face it, one-nation Tories: the party’s over

Why I fled the tyranny of the whip

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Some of my best friends are Conservatives. Even now, when the party has moved so far from the “one-nation” values they share, they cannot bring themselves to leave the tribe. Instead, they cling on in the vain hope that the elders will come to their senses and the old order will be restored.

So it was that, in May last year, I was at a dinner party discussing the results of that month’s European elections. Not one of the 10 people present had…

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