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The Tories essentially want to return to the leader selection process they had before Iain Duncan Smith was elected. Actually, it’s not a bad idea, and the original changes were a bit silly. But the changes do give less point to being a party member, so expect to see lots of concessions to get the party at large on-side. And expect some political flack for going back in time – even though it seems a good thing for our political leaders to recognise, admit, and correct their mistakes.