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Lord Robert Blake

British constitutional historian, former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, Provost of The Queen's College, Oxford, author of Disraeli

The Conservatives should never disregard political and social reform, but if there is any lesson to be learnt from history, I believe it is that the party cannot expect to win success by outbidding the radicals. This merely muddles the Conservative Party's traditional supporters and it does not actually capture the radical vote.