Will Bolshevik-style Conservative statecraft herald a strange death for Tory England?

David Richards, Martin Smith

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Abstract

The demise of Liz Truss’s premiership revealed deep divisions within the Conservative Party. Martin Smith and Dave Richards argue the Conservatives are now dominated by two distinct factions: a ‘Bolshevik’ wing with an uncompromising belief in Thatcherite principles, and a ‘Menshevik’ bloc, led by Rishi Sunak, which sees the need to compromise around issues of welfare and health spending to build public support. The party’s future electoral prospects will depend heavily on which of these two factions gains the upper hand.
Original languageEnglish
TypeBlog
Media of outputLSE British Politics and Policy
PublisherBritish Politics and Policy at LSE
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2022

Keywords

  • Conservatives
  • British Politics
  • Ideology

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