6 October 2017
Professor Tim Bale provides a comment in an article describing a prankster handing Theresa May a notice that she was fired, a persistent cough, and the falling ‘F’, during her conference speech. He said: “Before the speech, most people would have bet on her coming out of the conference season alive, although the sharks were already circling. The speech has put blood in the water.”
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Professor Tim Bale also writes a letter in the Financial Times saying that the average age of Conservative Party members is unlikely to be as high as 72, as stated in one of their previous articles. Other evidence suggests it may be closer to 57. PDF available on request.