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Why the sickly ugly sisters of our politics deserve to suffer the splits | Andrew Rawnsley10 Feb 5:00am

Why the sickly ugly sisters of our politics deserve to suffer the splits | Andrew Rawnsley

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Once broad churches, both the Tory and Labour parties have become increasingly sectarian. Breakaways will be the resultIf they did not exist, would we invent them? Given the chance to start from scratch, would Britain regard the Conservative and Labour parties, the two old and ugly sisters of our politics, as the best we can do? Are they fit for the purpose of representing and reconciling the diversity of opinions in a modern and complex country? And for offering it a choice of decent governments? A growing number of us have been saying not and for a long time. Even before
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