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Reader’s comment: The party matters more than Brexit to the Mogg

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In response to Patrick Benham-Crosswell: JRM needs to lead, not preach,

Don Benson wrote:

Standing well above the majority of his political colleagues, JRM has great qualities. However, superseding all of them, he is a Conservative loyalist: even achieving a genuine Brexit comes second to his first and greatest political love. In his mind he genuinely believes that the interests of the Conservative Party exactly represent the true interests of the sovereign people of the country he loves, even when the people’s democratic will has clearly expressed something different. So, although in favour of a genuine Brexit as an ideal for which to aim, he’s never going to engage in the kind of bare-knuckle fight for it that might risk his party’s demise. In the final analysis, he’ll put his considerable debating skill to the cause of a true Brexit but finally compromise at the point when he needs to show that last little bit of grit. He’d do well to learn from his younger sister.

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