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Professor Tim Bale, Was Jacob Rees-Mogg right to compare Theresa May to Sir Robert Peel?

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Professor Tim Bale, Professor in Politics at Queen Mary, was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 – PM to discuss Jacob Rees-Mogg’s comparison of Theresa May to Sir Robert Peel. Professor Bale said: “I’m not so sure he’s reviled because I think your point about people thinking he did the right thing for the country is actually pretty mainstream now. But I think people do worry in the Conservative Party about any split, which sees the party literally divided in the House of Commons going beyond a mere rebellion to actually people walking off, or creating another party.”
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