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It is ironic that Cameron's attempt to paper over the chasm running down the middle of the Tory party between the pro- and anti-europeans has probably accelerated the forces that will tear the party apart.

But 2 parties it inow is. One is a far right corporate nationalist party (let's be kind and just say "proto-fascist") and the other part will gradually merge with the LibDems, who are themselves rapidly evolving into a One Nation Conservative party tribute act.

the most interesting part will be how the press splits. they cannot support both. I imagine the natural tendency will be to follow the far right version, but commercial sense would suggest they should revert to the LibDem version

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Sep 4th, 2019 at 05:57:32 PM EST
mmmm, you know that's right.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Sep 4th, 2019 at 07:04:06 PM EST
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Does that 'One Nation Conservative Party include Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland?

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Sep 4th, 2019 at 08:15:29 PM EST
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It certainly doesn't include Ulster where the major parties do not organise (thus confirming that it is just a colony and not really part of UK)

But Scotland is probably lost, whatever happens now. The feudal core of our "constitution" has been laid bare and has horrified voters both north and south of the border. But the Scots know they can move away. The resentments involved in having been told to stay in the Union in order to remain in the EU, only to discover that England voted them out, will not heal readily. No, Scotland is gone.

Wales isn't going anywhere. they voted leave just as enthusiastically as England. So "one nation" is just Britin, aka England and Wales

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Sep 4th, 2019 at 09:18:16 PM EST
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