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Macmillan, Heath, Major: there have been some truly dreadful Conservative leaders over the years

Tories are strikingly unsentimental about their party. In his introduction to The Conservatives: A History, Robin Harris quotes James Purnell, a not untypical Labour politician, who wrote in his resignation letter about his 'love' for Labour. Harris drily remarks: No Conservative politician at any stage of the party's history would have written such a letter. No [...]
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