School of Politics and International Relations

Theresa May asks her MPs to ‘think about history’. She should do so too

22 January 2019

Professor Tim Bale published an opinion piece for the Evening Standard on the decisions facing Theresa May. He writes: “Mrs May opened this week’s debate on the meaningful vote by begging MPs to think about “when the history books are written”. She should do so, too. By reaching out beyond her party she can secure an agreement that makes far more sense for the future of the country than the deal Parliament has so resoundingly rejected. If some Tory MPs, blinded by ideology and imperial nostalgia, cannot see that, then the PM should let them go. A truly 21st-century Conservative Party could very well be better off without them.”