Conservative Party blues

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Series Details 27.07.17
Publication Date 27/07/2017
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The UK in a Changing Europe promotes rigorous, high-quality and independent research into the complex and ever changing relationship between the UK and the European Union (EU).

It provides an authoritative, non-partisan and impartial reference point for those looking for information, insights and analysis about UK-EU relations that stands aside from the politics surrounding the debate.

The Initiative’s work is tailored to be easily accessible to policy makers, businesses, journalists, civil society organisations, educational institutions and the general public who are interested in the UK’s relationship with the EU.

It is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and based at King’s College London.The Conservative party historically is among the most successful political parties in Western Europe with an unrivalled capacity to win and retain governmental office. In the 20th century, the Conservatives dominated British politics for most of the 1920s, 1930s, 1950s, 1980s, and 1990s.

However, the 2016 referendum was intended to settle once and for all the question of Britain’s future relationship with the European Union. The unintended outcome, however, has been to further divide the Tories, thereby posing a fundamental question about the long-term viability of the Conservative party as a serious contender for power in UK politics.

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