Hor if the book falls down in one place it s where Wheatcroft makes a few too many
derogatory comparisons between the glorious old days of Victorian politics and the degraded modern world comparisons between the glorious old days of Victorian politics and the degraded modern world universal suffrage The notion that Britain was a better place when Government was elected by a populated by an elite few is hard to stand upBut then maybe his point is that at east by 2005 the Tory Party are
Not Really A Tory really a Tory any I wonder How Wheatcroft Feels Now Wheatcroft feels now that the Tory party and nation are being run once by a cabal of old Etonian. Disastrously as to suggest the party might be doomed Geoffrey Wheatcroft reports on the unfolding dram. An interesting ook at
#The Changing Social Makeup Of #changing social makeup of Tories and
That Made Itmade it difficult the party to find cohesion in the 1980s and 1990s Wittily written This is a sharply funny history of the Tory Party from the 1960 s to 2005 although Wheatcroft illuminates the Tory party with much reference to its ancient historyThe book is chock full of ittle stories and crack up comments from the vast rogues gallery that stalks England through these 40 odd years and Wheatcroft weaves these characters through the events with skillful Has the most successful party in British political history finally become extinct The Conservative par. ,
BservationsThe book is argely but not uite chronological some focus on particular aspects "Such As His Excellent "as his excellent of the chattering artistic classes and their deranged hatred the Tories demanding that the Government subsidise activities aimed at subverting themThe broad observation of the book is how the Tory Party changed from being a party of aristocratic gentlemen to become dominated by ordinary people it used to be run by people who were someone now it s run by people who want to be someone to paraphrase the aut. Ty dominated British politics for 120 years yet at the end of the 20th century the Tories imploded so.