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Professor Tim Bale, Theresa May gains Conservative support to sack ministers

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Theresa May has the support of the majority of the Conservative party if she chooses to sack ministers and enforce discipline on her feuding cabinet, according to Financial Times. Professor Tim Bale said: “You have to go back 15 years to find the Tories undermining each other as viciously as they are now. But that was in the desperate years of opposition under William Hague and Iain Duncan Smith. They haven’t been as split in office since the 1990s when, as now, profound ideological divisions combined with personal ambition and electoral panic to produce a truly toxic atmosphere.”

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