Conservative organisation, bad at best, is reduced to chaos by a fight at short notice…. There is no supervision of local associations, no attempt to make backward localities efficient, no selection of the right men for the right seats…. It would be worth the Conservative Party’s while to stay for ten years out of office, if thereby we could scrap the present party machinery and learn the rudiments of sane business. 3
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