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Professor Bale discusses the potential for a Conservative Party leadership contest in the near future

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Guardian (comment is free)

In his regular column for the Guardian’s ‘comment is free’ pages, Professor Bale discusses the potential for a Conservative Party leadership contest in the near future, as weekend reports from Westminster suggest that David Cameron's enemies are “sharpening their stilettos”. He comments on the possibility of a Boris Johnson leadership, questioning whether “the magic that works in London will work quite so well on the national stage”.