For sound analysis of the state of conservative politics, please join Sir Bill English (former New Zealand prime minister), Sir Craig Oliver (former director of politics and communications to British prime minister David Cameron and currently a Principal with global CEO advisory firm Teneo) and Jennifer Hewett (national affairs columnist with the Australian Financial Review).
Plus, as Britain makes a chaotic exit from the European Union, the Tories are in dire straits, having copped a drubbing in the recent local elections and preparing for the worst in the upcoming European Parliament elections. In New Zealand, meanwhile, the centre-right National Party is in Jacinda Ardern’s shadows.
What’s the state of conservatism in Australia, Britain and New Zealand? Where to now? Can the Liberals, Conservatives and National party remain broad churches? And what will be the likely impact of Brexit on Australian/NZ/UK relations?