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Boris's North Shropshire nightmare is eerily reminiscent of Margaret Thatcher's Eastbourne defeat


Professor Tim Bale has written an opinion piece for the Telegraph on the similarity between Margaret Thatcher's defeat and Boris Johnson's recent party rebellion. He wrote: "Had the party only just begun to lose its opinion poll lead to Labour, as is the case now, perhaps the fear of losing their seats might not have been enough to panic so many of Thatcher’s troops. But their unhappiness with her leadership had been growing for some time, and they had given up hope of her changing her style or her policy stances. Maggie, they felt, was finally past her sell-by date. Can the same be said of Boris?"

This was covered in the Telegraph

Professor Bale was also featured in an article in the Sunday Times on criticism of Sir Keir Starmer’s election tactics.




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