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If the Conservatives want to win the next election, we need to stop focussing on Brexit

The issue is important—but so are issues like jobs, crime and healthcare. It's time to figure out what a sensible Brexit is then move on

By Nick Hargrave  

Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May, speaks on science and the Industrial Strategy at Jodrell Bank in Macclesfield. Photo: PA

The recent launch of Onward, the new Conservative think-tank fronted by Ruth Davidson and Michael Gove, was heartening. Good, personally relevant, life-improving policies are needed for a credible election campaign, and Davidson is right to argue that the party must do more to look approachable.

However, I would add one qualification. The deal with voters is sealed through something more fundamental than individual policies put forward: it is cemented through…

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