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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 AvatarSue Sutherland 2nd May - 1:05pm
    I agree with David Allen but with the addition that Tim was elected by the members to provide a clear change from the previous leaders...
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    Sorry, just some fact correction (and more information) to my first post: It was three Alawite lorry drivers who were executed - often referred to...
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    If you wish to avoid "poor choices of words", you could make a start by avoiding use of the word "crusade" - a highly inaccurate...
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    "I am as outraged at anyone else at the recent decision to go along with David Cameron and the self-styled ‘International Community’s’ self-serving crusade in...
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    It's entirely possible to be pro helping refugees and have an interventionist foreign policy. Non-intervention has hardly been great for Syria's population being bombed and...
  • User AvatarJennie 2nd May - 10:28am
    Thank you for this, Holly.