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The Tory party is more useless than nasty

May's predicament is an inevitable consequence of the flawed way the Conservative Party chooses its leaders

By Tim Bale  

Simpler times: Theresa May launches her leadership bid. Photo: PA

A recently published review seems to sum the Conservative Party’s general election pretty well, no?

In fact, the portrait of the … campaign that emerges from these pages is that of a Titanic-like disaster: an epic fail made up of a series of perverse and often avoidable missteps by an out-of-touch candidate and her strife-ridden staff that turned “a winnable race” into “another iceberg-seeking campaign ship.” It’s the story of a wildly dysfunctional and “spirit-crushing” campaign that embraced…

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