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Professor Tim Bale, The Conservative Party and business have long had a rocky relationship


Liam Fox is not the first Tory trade spokesman to take a jaded view of those whose vested interests the Conservative Party is supposed to promote, writes Professor Tim Bale in New Statesman. “Although business funds and favours the Tories, the relationship between them is not, nor has it ever been, one of master and servant. If wealth creators and Conservative politicians are squabbling right now, it’s not the first time, and it won’t be the last.”
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This article originally appeared in The Conversation