Tactical coordination among Labour and Liberal Democrats voters is back, and if replicated at a general election, it could put a lot of seemingly safe Conservative seats in play. A toxic government and a dull but unthreatening opposition have enabled the Lib Dems to finally escape the long shadow of coalition. The present economic troubles divide a Conservative coalition held together by little beyond Brexit. The interventionist instincts of new Conservative voters and MPs from depressed red wall seats put them perpetually at odds with the small-state instincts of the traditional home counties. Voters dislike him, colleagues distrust him, and four in 10 Conservative MPs have already voted to dispatch him.
Source: The Guardian June 25, 2022 23:05 UTC