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Sunak has united conservatives but not how he hoped

29 October 2023

6:00 PM

29 October 2023

6:00 PM

Why are the Conservatives doing quite so badly? Smashed in two by-elections, dropping further in the polls, last days of the Roman Empire on the backbenches, morale and purpose visibly ebbing away.

Partly it must be because Rishi Sunak has been unveiled as a nerd rather than an authoritative national leader.

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