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Don’t be fooled: the Tory party are doing a lot better than you think

May herself is struggling, but the Conservatives have always been remarkably good at steadying the ship

By Rachel Cuncliffe  

Merchandise at Tory party conference—the party are good at steadying the ship. Photo: PA

Parliament only reopened last week and already the new government seems in trouble. The country is united in its disapproval of Theresa May, half the proposals from the Conservative manifesto have been dropped, and the Tories have been forced to make large concessions in order to hammer out a deal with the ten DUP MPs who could make or break their government. Meanwhile, shadow chancellor John McDonnell and his entourage are encouraging people to “defy Tory rule,”…

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