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Chris Heaton-Harris and the Tories’ discipline problem

One of the increasingly notable (and in many ways remarkable) things about the coalition is the stark difference in the levels of party unity and discipline in the two parties. While Liberal Democrat MPs and members have committed – often selflessly – to the implementation of the coalition agreement, the same cannot be said of the increasingly fractious Conservative party. Old wounds over Europe have clearly not healed, and the salt of equal marriage and the prime minister’s commitment that this should be the greenest government ever are making many on the Conservative fringes increasingly uncomfortable.

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  • User AvatarDavid Blake 25th Nov - 6:09pm
    Just watched the BBC Six O'Clock News and no comment from us.
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    Glad to see Tim's response, but again, this looks like an article cut off in its prime. Is that all he said? Where did he...
  • User AvatarJUF 25th Nov - 5:37pm
    @Dav: let's assume for a second that you are right and the vote is to leave. How do you expect to get a free trade...
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    I have fairly strong religious views, have worked in the religious media in a lowly serf role and have to agree with the viewpoint that...
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    This post contains a lot of nonsense. There seems to be an assumption that, if the UK left the EU, all trade across the Channel...
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    The only 'quick' way (hah!) I can see to allowing a free hand for a Western-led coalition to go into parts of Syria and seirously...