The Press: The New Thunderer

The message was hard to find, as messages often are in that uncompromising typographical thicket, the London Times. But when Conservative Party leaders found it, their faces turned the angry red of rare roast beef. "There come moments in the life of every party when it needs to wash off the last application of humbug and start fresh," said the Times. "Such a moment has come for the Conservative Party." For three straight days, the Times continued to dwell on Tory sins and shortcomings. It was a cruel birching from any quarter. What hurt most was that...

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