The Conservatives in Crisis
Having been the dominant force in British politics in the twentieth century, the Conservative Party in UK suffered its heaviest general election defeats in 1997 and 2001. This book explores the party's current crisis and assesses the Conservatives' failure to mount a political recovery under the leadership of William Hague.
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