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Nick Boles evidently needs your help

Another interesting contribution to the great debate from Nicholas Boles, the MP for Grantham and Stamford and someone who is considered ‘influential’.

Nick has explained away the Conservative Party’s unpopularity in the polls, and its likely defeat at the next General Election, on a failure to proclaim loudly enough on liberal issues. The party should be ‘shouting from the rooftops’ about such issues as gay marriage, he said. I assume he means being in favour of gay marriage.

I wonder if the rest of the country sees it that way. Have you ever heard, anywhere – outside North London – anyone express dissatisfaction with the Conservative Party because it is insufficiently liberal on the issue of, say, gay marriage? ‘Oh, I was thinking of voting Tory, but I think they’re too nasty to the gays.’?

Answers on a postcard to Nick, and the man whose ear he bends, Big DC.

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