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Watched a report from Surrey and surroundings, Tory has become a cuss word. Many agreed Boris and Brexiteers have destroyed the Conservative party and its principles.

In the Tory heartlands of the commuter belt, remainers may revolt | The Guardian |

While the Tories have been transforming themselves into the nationalist, Pooterish party of hard Brexit, essentially cosmopolitan attitudes - open, internationalist - have been seeping into the formerly Conservative areas of our cities, and the suburbs and towns around them.

Some of this was evident in 2017, in the seats lost by the Tories to both Labour and the Liberal Democrats: Bath, Kingston and Surbiton, Battersea, Enfield Southgate. The same story is reflected in the weakening Conservative presence around Manchester and Bristol - and Lib Dem targets such as St Albans in Hertfordshire. But perhaps the most interesting story lies in Surrey, that traditional signifier of true-blue Tory England.

Until recently, the county had 11 Tory MPs. But by the time the election was called, the Conservatives had expelled Anne Milton, Philip Hammond and Sam Gyimah (now a Lib Dem). In local elections this May, the Tories lost 117 council seats in Surrey and control of four local authorities. Among Surrey's eight remaining Tory MPs are such Brexiters as Dominic Raab, Michael Gove and Kwasi Kwarteng. But in the borough of Guildford, remain got 56.2% in the 2016 referendum; in Woking, 56.2%; in Elmbridge, which includes Raab's seat of Esher and Walton, nearly 60%.

Can history repeat itself?

London election results map: How the capital voted as Labour makes gains thanks to surge of young voters | Evening Standard - June 2017 |

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Wed Nov 27th, 2019 at 09:04:08 PM EST

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