Time on the opposition benches could provide the currently “poisonous” Conservative Party with a “good road for self-discovery”, a political commentator has said. Luke Warren, from BCW Global, told GB News that he does not believe a Tory disaster at the next general election was “necessarily a bad thing”, arguing the last 12 years of Conservative rule had produced “a lot of fatigue” in the party. As fellow guest Anna McGovern, another right wing political commentator, shook her head in disbelief, Mr Warren cited the “dissent among the Tory backbenchers” as evidence the party needs a rehaul and that time in opposition might be the way to achieve that.
Asked if he was “afraid” the next few years could prove to be the Conservative Party’s last in power for a significant period of time, Mr Warren said: “I do not think that is necessarily a bad thing, though.
“I think 12 years of being in government comes with a lot of fatigue and a lot of poison in the Conservative Party.
“There is a lot of dissent among the Tory backbenchers, as we just saw on Wednesday.
“So, I think a bit of time on the opposition benches may be the thing for the party. It may be a good road for self-discovery and refinding our free market roots.”
The Labour Party have made notable gains in the polls on the Conservative Party since the beginning of Boris Johnson’s demise from Downing Street earlier this year.
In December last year, as accusations that Mr Johnson had presided over a rule-breaking culture in No10 during the pandemic began to surface, the popularity of the two parties was tied at 36 percent each, according to a Politico poll.
But as of October 21, there is now a sizable gap between Labour and the Conservatives, with the opposition party favoured by 54 percent of the polls respondents.
With the Tories earning the support of just 21 percent, that leaves a polling gap of 33 percent and suggests a general election would result in a landslide victory for Sir Keir Starmer.
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