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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 AvatarHywel 5th Mar - 6:28pm
    Chris - but note also the methodology split http://www2.politicalbetting.com/index.php/archives/2015/03/02/the-great-methodology-divide-all-the-con-leads-are-from-phone-polls-all-but-one-of-the-lab-leads-are-from-online-surveys/
  • User AvatarPBBrown 5th Mar - 6:14pm
    It's not hard to see why Clegg was dubbed Calamity by people within the party.
  • User AvatarChris Manners 5th Mar - 6:04pm
    "he current position seems to be an average Tory lead somewhere between 0.5% & 1%. Thats a big contrast with December when Labour had an...
  • User AvatarNick Collins 5th Mar - 6:00pm
    I'm no fan of Blair, but if he is making a donation to help put a stop to the current government, he cannot be all...
  • User AvatarChris Manners 5th Mar - 5:59pm
    "and that’s before we get on to the specifically LD things like the pupil premium." There was already extra funding for poorer communities before. Only...
  • User AvatarPBBrown 5th Mar - 5:52pm
    @expat Good points. I find it sad that Caron seems to be [in my opinion] descending into the kind of tribalism against Labour that she...