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The Tories need fresh ideas. Without them, they risk electoral obliteration | Matthew d’Ancona

Worn-out Thatcherite doctrine no longer works. As Theresa May’s ex-adviser Nick Timothy points out, the party must look honestly at today’s social landscape

To Conservatives, the Thatcherite 80s are what Venezuela is to the Labour left: an ideological model whose defects they are profoundly and instinctively reluctant to acknowledge.

True, there has been no shortage of centre-right experimentation since the fall of the Iron Lady in 1990: John Major’s civic conservatism, David Cameron’s “big society”, Theresa May’s bid to persuade her party that government is more than a necessary evil. But, under stress, Tories tend to revert to the default …read more

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