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Tim Bale is professor of politics at Queen Mary University of London. The second edition of his book, The Conservative Party from Thatcher to Cameron, was published in September 2016 by Polity Press.
For the opposition parties, the incentive to cooperate will pale in comparison to the incentive to build their individual electoral brands.
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The scale of disappointment that Leave voters would feel comes nowhere near that which would be felt by paid-up Tory members.
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And Theresa May has reason to worry too.
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