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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 AvatarStephen Campbell 23rd Aug - 5:39pm
    Totally with @simon F on this one. Some posts on this thread are not only sadly funny, but quite telling. @AC Trussell says: "It would...
  • User AvatarNicholas Pentney 23rd Aug - 5:35pm
    g 'Can you point to any action Hamas have taken that is inconsistent with this part of their charter?' Yes. There are many. Perhaps most...
  • User AvatarNick Collins 23rd Aug - 5:34pm
    Another derisory result for the concept of directly elected PCCs; one of many of this government's so-called "reforms" which the public did not want and...
  • User AvatarCatherine 23rd Aug - 5:33pm
    Thank you, Mark. An excellent article . "And, if the processes have failed, rather than delivering an outcome you don’t like (not always the same...
  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 23rd Aug - 5:09pm
    I thought this was a good article, but I am disappointed by Callum Leslie's comment that replicates the basic argument of a large number of...
  • User Avatarg 23rd Aug - 4:57pm
    Sarah Noble <The charter of Hamas is a thought-terminating distraction from the real issue. It doesn’t necessarily translate to what their actual political goals are....