Will Corbyn or Cameron create the next Tory leader?

Kissinger was dismayed by the race for the White House in the early years of his career – and especially by Barry Goldwater, who was the Donald Trump of his day. Kissinger explained Goldwater as a result of “the pragmatists who pride themselves they’re steering the precise middle course between extremes [but are] bound to produce the extremes which everybody deplores”. If true, this suggests it was inevitable that Cameron would lead to Farage and Miliband would lead to Corbyn. Looking ahead, whether the next Conservative leader is an ‘extremist’ or a ‘centrist’ could depend on whether they are the natural political reaction to Corbyn or to Cameron…

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