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The recasting of conservatism

19 November 2016

7:26 AM

19 November 2016

7:26 AM

Controversial former Australian politiciLast month Paul Kelly wrote an interesting article about Britain’s future under its post-Brexit Prime Minister Theresa May, based on what he rightly called May’s “historic speech” to the then recent Conservative Party conference – setting out to “bury Margaret Thatcher’s legacy” (later largely adopted by Labour’s Tony Blair) of free market economic liberalism, and seeking “to inaugurate a new political age”.

In the speech, she laid out the project by which the Conservative Party will effectively colonise the political ground now occupied both by the UK Independence Party and by those traditional Labor voters who, having long given that party their allegiance, now find themselves betrayed by its sharp swing Left under Jeremy Corbyn.

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