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Some Causes and Consequences of the Failure of Scottish Conservatism

  • William John Money

Abstract

Whilst men cannot move a mountain uphill, they can sometimes go far towards doing the opposite. By ill-judged scrambling for advantage on remote and inaccessible slopes they may start a cascade of debris which upsets the precarious balance of massive forces lower down, starting an avalanche that cannot be stopped. Only when the dust and thunder dies away can it be seen that the shape of the hillside has been permanently changed. Similarly there are from time to time political conjunctures which are of far greater potential importance than the significance of the actors or the remoteness of their location might suggest.

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Labour Party Conservative Politics Conservative Party Electoral Success Scottish Electorate 
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Notes

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