Noel Whelan: Brexit has broken Tory and Labour party loyalty
The mood in Britain has to favour the successful emergence of a new political entity
I have quoted here before the adage from a former boss of mine, the polite version of which goes “sometimes there is so much dirt in the political pipes that in order to clear the blockages either a leadership change or a general election is required”.
Curiously neither of these options is currently available in British politics. As a consequence the party system itself is malfunctioning. Brexit has broken the bonds of party loyalty on both the Conservative and Labour side, and both are now leaking MPs.