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Cameron must keep the grassroots growing

How can the Tory leadership repair relations with the base?

By Max Wind-Cowie  

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It doesn’t matter if he (or, unlikely, she) said it. What matters is how believable it immediately was. Whether or not anyone close to the Prime Minister did tell reporters that Tory activists are “swivel-eyed loons,” many members already suspect that this is what the party elite thinks of them.

This isn’t the result of some singular split—a big issue like Europe or gay marriage—but of a wider, more dangerous disconnect. It’s the product of…

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