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Professor Bale quoted by Polly Toynbee in her article for the Guardian



Polly Toynbee for the Guardian quotes Professor Bale in her article criticising the Conservative right for pushing David Cameron further from the centre-ground. Toynbee writes that Professor Bale describes the party as fractious and unforgiving, calling them "a party of resentment", yearning for "fantasy policies". He warns that party rules can let just 47 MPs write to the chair of the 1922 Committee to trigger a vote of no confidence.