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dc.contributor.authorKenny, Michael
dc.contributor.authorSheldon, Jack
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-22T17:22:33Z
dc.date.available2021-10-22T17:22:33Z
dc.date.issued2020-06-20
dc.identifier.issn0032-3217
dc.identifier.other10.1177_0032321720930986
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/329785
dc.description.abstractThis article explores how the British Conservative Party has dealt with the dilemmas arising from its pursuit of two increasingly discordant goals: delivering Brexit and maintaining the domestic Union. Drawing on interviews and analyses of parliamentary debates, we identify a resurgence in the 2016–2019 period of an older belief in a unitarist state, and a new form of pro-Union activism in policy terms. Against those commentators who depict Britain’s Conservatives as having abandoned their unionist vocation, we explore the coalescence of a more assertive and activist strain of unionist sentiment. But we also find a willingness among Conservatives at the centre to sub-contract thinking about non-English parts of the UK to ‘local’ political representatives such as the Democratic Unionist Party and the Scottish Conservatives, and a growing anxiety about how to handle emergent tensions between the competing priorities associated with delivering Brexit and maintaining the domestic Union.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.rightsEmbargo: ends 2020-06-20
dc.subjectArticles
dc.subjectUnion
dc.subjectConservative Party
dc.subjectBrexit
dc.subjectterritorial politics
dc.subjectUnited Kingdom
dc.titleWhen Planets Collide: The British Conservative Party and the Discordant Goals of Delivering Brexit and Preserving the Domestic Union, 2016–2019
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2021-10-22T17:22:31Z
prism.endingPage984
prism.issueIdentifier4
prism.publicationNamePolitical Studies
prism.startingPage965
prism.volume69
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.77230
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-05-12
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/0032321720930986
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-06-20
dc.contributor.orcidSheldon, Jack [0000-0002-3857-5892]
dc.identifier.eissn1467-9248
pubs.funder-project-idEconomic and Social Research Council (ES/P009441/1)
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2020-06-20


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