WASHINGTON POST: A fading British coal town might vote Conservative for the first time in 86 years

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Release date: 6/6/2017

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“It’s like the Tories are kicking down the door of a house that has been rotting for some time. It needs one big shove and it will fall over,” said Rob Ford, a political analyst at the University of Manchester.

Like Trump, who has abandoned some Republican orthodoxies — such as free trade — in the name of protecting American workers, May has also steered Conservatives toward more interventionist policies, Ford said.

“There are areas of the country that were turned off by the free-market approach that are finding something to like about the Tory party now,” he said.

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TitleA fading British coal town might vote Conservative for the first time in 86 years
Media name/outletWashington Post
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date6/06/17
Description“It’s like the Tories are kicking down the door of a house that has been rotting for some time. It needs one big shove and it will fall over,” said Rob Ford, a political analyst at the University of Manchester.

Like Trump, who has abandoned some Republican orthodoxies — such as free trade — in the name of protecting American workers, May has also steered Conservatives toward more interventionist policies, Ford said.

“There are areas of the country that were turned off by the free-market approach that are finding something to like about the Tory party now,” he said.
URLwww.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/a-fading-british-coal-town-might-vote-conservative-for-the-first-time-in-86-years/ar-BBCazVB?li=BBoPRmx&
PersonsRobert Ford