Moderate Tories warn against the Conservative Party being captured by the right-wing, urging the party to embrace a range of views.
Why it matters
The warning from moderate Tories highlights the potential risk of alienating voters if the Conservative Party becomes dominated by the right-wing. This has implications for the party's electoral strategy and its ability to appeal to a broader base of support.
What the papers say
The Times emphasizes the need for the Conservative Party to avoid being captured by one wing and highlights the policy proposals put forward by the One Nation caucus. The Mirror focuses on the appointment of Esther McVey as a minister without portfolio, with a potential role in pushing back against the 'woke' agenda. The Independent provides background on McVey's appointment and her potential responsibilities, including tackling 'woke' issues and cutting diversity officers in the Civil Service.
How we got here
The sacking of Suella Braverman as home secretary and the appointment of Lord Cameron of Chipping Norton as foreign secretary were seen as signals that the Conservative Party was looking towards the center ground. The One Nation caucus published policy proposals aimed at moving the party to the center before the next election.
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