So the always efficient writer on Conservative Home has written this piece on what the grassroots think needs to be done.
It has a predictable list: emphasize tax cuts, anti-immigration, nothing that looks like a green law, and we'll all be happy. Yeah, sure you will. 32 comments are attached, and I seriously expected them all to be saying, in one way or another "right on". But at least half of them are instead posting "Er, hold on, how will this attract the floating voter . . ."
The Conservative dilemma in a nutshell. Imagine it is 1988 and the Labour Party are wondering how they will get back into power. Some bright spark recommends a poll of their unionists and activists. Would that work?
I will continue to watch the thread
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