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Reader’s Comment: Tory failures stem from weak opponents


In response to Paul T Horgan: Squabbling Conservatives risk a Corbyn takeover, Bik Byro wrote:

It was Dan Hannan who recently reiterated the point that good governments need good oppositions. A good opposition focuses the mind and quashes risky infighting.

Without a good opposition, nature abhors a vacuum and the party becomes its own opposition. Splits, infighting, personal ambition and complacency start to take over.

It happened with John Major, with the useless Kinnock leaving him defenceless when Tony Blair arrived. And it happened in the last election when Theresa May thought she could take votes for granted.

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