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Unity of purpose requires debate, compromise and ultimately putting collective interest above self- interest.
When a self-replicating clique becomes dominant – be it of councillors, evangelicals, po-faced harridans or freemasons – there is trouble ahead.
There is a danger that we will focus the new programme on technical skills, when what we really lack are the “soft skills” needed to maintain a voluntary organisation.
Namely, Anthea McIntyre – an experienced political hand who, like the Party Chairman, cut her political teeth in the Young Conservatives.
Plus: The fiendish Guido seating plan. Mike Read is not a racist. And: shame on the six Conservative MEPs who voted for Juncker.