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Whatever May believes, here are the five ideas that the Tory party urgently needs to understand

Theresa May, it seems, doesn't do ideas—but there are concepts the party must take on board to move forward

By Julian Glover   July 2017

Theresa May leaves Downing Street after negotiations with the DUP. Photo: PA

There has never been much of a Tory intellectual tradition—even Burke was a Whig—but there are Tories who care. Lacking philosophy, they hang policies on all sorts of hooks, unworried by the tangled mess this creates. Now someone will have to sort out the biggest tangle of all, the one created by Theresa May. 

She didn’t do ideas: we know it now. We can see that her anything-but-Cameron lurch to provincial authoritarianism which fed energy…

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