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The problem with the Tories is that many MPs are in the wrong party, says Lord Cruddas | Express Comment | Comment

The problem with the Tories is that many MPs are in the wrong party, says Lord Cruddas | Express Comment | Comment

I recently heard Sir Geoffrey Cox KC MP (former Attorney General) say on the radio that if the Labour Party won the next election with something in the order of a 200-seat majority, then from a practical perspective, that would likely pose considerable difficulties for the Conservative Party in mustering sufficient matching shadow ministerial roles. Such a large victory would be bad for democracy, he said. He added that the Conservative Party needed to show voters good conservative values and remind them why they should be elected again. This is not singling out Sir Geoffrey. His comments are just the most recent iteration from senior members of the Conservative party which continue to ignore some basics. The basics being they are the cause of the current dire state of affairs. History tells us that over millennia, civilisations, empires, governments and institutions fail from within. Not that they may have not succumbed to some natural disaster or lost some major battle or other apparent external event but that they no longer had the resilience, fortitude, clarity …