The Tories have already calculated that in the wake of the covid/Brexit economic earthquake over the next couple of years there's no way they can appeal to people on a pragmatic basis, so their only option is the sordid culture-war nonsense that sends their constituency associations into a frenzy, raises the political temperature all round and ultimately ensures that people will get hurt, including:
- Immigrants are coming to TAKE YOUR STUFF
- All these gay genders they have now must be stopped because they threaten YOUR RETIREMENT PORTFOLIO
- Acknowledging your country might ever have done anything wrong is both TREASON and PERSONALLY DIRECTED AT YOU
- Those liberal elites with their hot drinks are the ones HOLDING YOUR REGION BACK, even though we're the ones actually in power and refusing to help you
That calculation won't have changed with the departure of one seething weirdo and his less well-known but equally culpable friends. This shit isn't going anywhere. Thank God the UK's Holocaust museum isn't state-run or by now No. 10 would have appointed David Irving and Tommy Robinson to run it and made it compulsory for school groups to attend its new permanent exhibit called "Hey, We're Just Asking Questions".