A Culture War Won’t Save the Conservatives

The UK’s ruling Conservative Party faces certain defeat ahead of the next general election, with electoral losses and lagging opinion polls. The adoption of a US-style ‘culture war’ strategy may be a desperate attempt to regain ground, but critics feel it distracts from vital issues like the NHS and the economy. The party’s focus on social and cultural issues aligns with the populist right, raising questions about the party’s direction.