The New Model Tory Party?
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On the morrow of defeat when, like all good wives, Mrs Churchill tried to cheer up her downcast husband, she remarked that ‘Perhaps it was a blessing in disguise’, to which she received the reply: ‘At the moment it seems quite effectively disguised.’ But there was something in her comment, all the same.
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