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What’s going on in the Conservative Party?

The media are increasingly turning to reporting strains within the Conservative Party over David Davis’s dramatic resignation.

For example, Nick Robinson on David Davis’s resignation:

David Cameron has lost control of his strategy. This was not his decision. He was not asked for his agreement. He was informed late last night by David Davis that he was going to do this come what may. That he was going to resign and trigger this campaign. This is not a campaign that Mr Cameron wants, it is not part of his strategy and indeed, I am told by senior Tories who know Mr Cameron well, that this was David Davis’ personal decision and will be his personal campaign.

Moreover, Benedict BroganΒ blogs for the Daily Mail:

For the avoidance of doubt, DD will not return to the Shadow Cabinet if he is returned as MP for Haltemprice and Howden. Dominic Grieve, one of the greatest talents on the Tory frontbench, is the new Shadow Home Secretary, and that’s it. My impression in fact is that despite talk of “doors being open”, DD has just kissed goodbye to being Home Secretary in a Cameron government.

He sprung the idea on the leader late last night by telephone. The Shadow Cabinet wasn’t consulted. Team Dave is being polite, but notice the references to “personal choice” (trans: reckless maverick) and the importance of Parliament (trans: Parliament is where the debate about 42 days should continue, not H&H).

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