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  1. Let’s face it Hector voters have the EU elections in mind and it’s very likely, but by no means certain, that Brexit, UKIP and CUK will have MEP’s as all of them are polling north of 6%.

    The EU seems to have accepted that as a price to pay to secure a mutually acceptable deal. They know eurosceptic parties from every member state will be there with our lot. It’s unlikely they’ll manage much more than 20 – 25% of seats, so they can be contained. The payoff is the deal and the departure of all our MEP’s!

    The big question is when can they get rid of May, then who can take over from her. Get the right PM, do a hard Brexit, hang in for 18 months for things to calm down and hope fervently that Corbyn remains in charge of Labour.

    But that assumes this time round that the Tories have a proper leadership contest and recognise their members preference.

    Otherwise I agree, the Conservative Party is just the walking dead.

  2. The Conservatives can always revive if they get rid of May and her team, and install a proper Leaver as leader. That’s what I’m fervently hoping for, for the sake of Brexit.

    As far as their future goes, though, I’m not sure they can ever revive from here. I suspect they’ve taken too long to get rid of May, and have steadily lost voters who will never come back at such a rate that even a new leader can’t save them. Every day’s delay means they sink a little more, and the task become more and more hopeless.

  3. “As far as their future goes, though, I’m not sure they can ever revive from here. I suspect they’ve taken too long to get rid of May, and have steadily lost voters who will never come back at such a rate that even a new leader can’t save them.”

    I concur. I think there are swathes of Tory voters who have been voting Tory with pegs on their noses for several elections now, not because they like them, they like the alternative even less. But Brexit has opened many people’s eyes (including mine) – the Tory party is no better than the alternative, it supports exactly the same principles, just hides the fact from its voters. You vote Tory thinking that it will counteract the liberal Left hegemony, and all you get is more of the same from the usual suspects in charge of everything, and the politicians doing exactly nothing to change a thing. Maybe heading off the more egregious examples of policy over reach, but the direction of travel remains the same. So people who have jumped ship because the scales have fallen off their eyes are not going back to the old sieve like ship just because the captain’s changed. They’re lost to the Tories for good.

    In fact one could argue that voting Tory is worse than voting Labour/Hard Left, because if the latter get in they will immediately introduce all manner of idiocy that might just over reach itself, and cause a catastrophic collapse of some sort, economic or societal. Which would discredit the liberal/SJW project for a generation.

    The Tories on the other hand prevent there being a collapse by keeping the lights on, and the economy moving (albeit sluggishly), and thus they boil the frog more slowly, and more effectively. A sharp dose of socialism could mean the frog jumps out at some point, the Tory version of socialism means he’s doomed to be 90% cooked before he realises there’s a problem.

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