August 23, 2018

UK: Tory Remainers fear new members will elect new leader

Jack BuckbyRebel Contributor

Former Conservative Party leader William Hague is warning the Tories not to repeat Labour’s mistake, and allow new members to choose a new leader.

It looks like the former leader is terrified of his legacy of transforming the Tories into a "modern, diverse, 21st century" etc., etc., party. Meanwhile, other Tory MPs are actively encouraging new people to come on board and vote for a new Brexit leader.

If this works, then it will transform the Tory Party before Hague’s very eyes!

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commented 2018-08-24 14:42:23 -0400
Farage keeps talking about getting back into the race but I haven’t seen a lot of action on his behalf, as yet.
commented 2018-08-24 07:44:43 -0400
Good report as always! What are the odds on a real leadership challenge happening soon, do you think?

Of course UKIP membership has grown massively with the arrival of the Fab Four. It’s no longer a case of the Conservatives deigning to welcome back survivors from a decaying fringe party that has had its day (albeit successfully). I can’t see many moving to the Conservatives with May still definitely in charge.
commented 2018-08-24 04:39:41 -0400
When I was a young man the Tories (Conservative party) stood for socially conservative, patriotic, one nation politics. The duty of the rich towards the poor was acknowledged, as was the duty of government to place the country’s best interests before those of global corporations.
Under David Cameron (“I would n’t mind being Prime Minister: how hard can it be?”) who cleared off when the going got tough, the Tories (whilst retaining all their nastiness, cruelty, meanness and spite towards the poor, the sick and the disabled, and becoming even friendlier towards tax-avoiding global corporations who wished to buy up Britain), re-invented themselves as a party of liberal-progressive social aspirations: gay marriage was legalised, and racism and “trans-phobia” became cardinal sins.
If the split in the Tories between the Remainers and the Brexiteers were ever to mean that the Tories lost their effective Parliamentary majority (which is rather a slim one, and which is why they rely on the Northern Irish DUP to back them in Parliament), Corbyn’s anti-Semites and Hamas-approved Momentum supporters would be dancing in the streets.
BTW: there already exists a political party in Britain for Tories who do not think the Tory party is nasty enough: it’s called UKIP.
commented 2018-08-23 20:19:34 -0400
I don’t think Jack likes Jacob Rees Mogg, as he never gives him credit for being a lowly back bencher and growing to be among the top three Politicians in the UK.
commented 2018-08-23 20:00:29 -0400
Beware ye of Flags flown falsely, who knock on thine door.
Brit Conservative Party could do with some fresh blood.