So I’ve been thinking a little bit about this leadership race in the Tory party. When they started talking about it, the language all seemed very familiar. Uniting behind one [white, male, middle/upper-class] figure (whether they like him or not), talking about the need for unity and thereby sidestepping an open election.
And then I realised what it reminded me of.
University Christian Unions. Or at least those affiliated to UCCF. Perhaps the Tories have been reading this article? Or perhaps it happened the other way around, some years ago?
It certainly seemed uncanny to me.