The present election will turn on whether MPs and activists put national popularity before ideological soundness.
Posts Tagged: Bonar Law
A new biography of the ruthless, devious, vulgar, brilliant newspaperman who in 1940 became Minister of Aircraft Production.
Bonar Law’s words in 1922 apply to the present leader: “The party elects a leader, and that leader chooses the policy, and if the party does not like it, they have to get another leader.”
It was not entirely clear at the time that it had created a new political structure that would last for generations – with the Conservatives as the leading party of the state.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Cameron devotes a lot of care to living down to his reputation as Flashman
But he is actually a traditional Tory leader who wants to show he will not give in to foreigners, even if they are children.
Andrew Lilico: Unless Remain wins big, the future of its Conservative supporters in government looks doomed
David Cameron’s successor will be pro-Leave – which will have profound implications for the future of the Party
Elevating FPTP to the status of a Tory principle would be a historical, and perhaps also a historic, mistake.