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Prospect in the news: Red Tory debate

By Brian Semple  

Edmund Burke: the original Red Tory?

Phillip Blond’s heralding of the “Red Tory Moment” has continued to generate debate, with Geoffrey Wheatcroft suggesting in the Financial Times that Blond’s argument is indicative of a sea change in British political thought, comparable to Thatcherism’s toppling of James Callaghan in 1978: “Will a Tory victory signal something deeper than just throwing the rascals out, one more failed government disposed of by the electorate? Previous cases of “Callaghan’s law” were not just shifts in public mood,…

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