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  1. “For a lot of voters, Cummings is what they voted for.”

    It is very easy for enthusiasts to over-estimate how strongly others feel about certain things. Die-hard Labour activists elected hard-line Corbyn as their leader, and were astonished to find that he was repugnant to a large group of customary Labour voters. Brexiteers thought they were in the mainstream, but only a paltry 6 Million UK citizens could bother to get off the couch and vote for the Brexit Party in the European election.

    Many Tories personally thought that Brexit was a bad idea. But for the most part they swallowed those concerns and voted for the Tory tribe anyway in the recent General Election. It is difficult to see that any significant number of Tories would abandon the Conservative Party over Cummings.

    An advisor should never let himself become the focus of attention — he is there to make his principal look good by providing soto voce advice. It speaks poorly of Cummings’ judgment that he has put himself in the spotlight. And what is Cummings main claim to fame? That he helped the Tories get 44% of the vote in the General Election by promising to throw more money at the socialist NHS. Money, not reform! With Conservatives like that, who needs Labour?

    From his other utterances, Cummings believes that a handful of really really super-smart unelected guys like him should run the country, and make all the decisions for the Great Unwashed in the Shires. That is Stalinism, not Conservatism. The fact that a minority of engaged Tory voters have seized on Cummings as their great white hope is mainly evidence of the severe lack of talent and ability in the current Conservative Party leadership pool.

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  3. “If he is forced out, or resigns because he’s fed up, will that be the beginning of a downhill slide for the Tories?”

    No. That happened a long time ago.

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