The Tory party needs a vibrant green conservative movement

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Bright Blue Associate Fellow Ben Caldecott has wrote for the Guardian arguing that anti-green campaigning from the right will not only harm the environment, but risks re-toxifying the Tory brand.

Here's an excerpt:

In 2010, we went to the country insisting we had changed, but we didn't convince enough people to win a majority. Some have blamed this failure on David Cameron's efforts to "detoxify" the Tory brand, arguing that in 2010, they simply weren't conservative enough. This is the kind of thinking that loses elections. It is these swing voters that hold the keys to a Conservative Downing Street. Their trust is being eroded. If the party returns to its comfort zone, it will return to opposition.

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