P321 Teletext 321 Jun19 23:41:00   TORY  VIEWPOINTS ——————————————————————————————————————— Faction-fighting among Conservative MPs has highlighted the difficulties the Prime Minister faces in holding together the diverse elements in his increasingly unruly party. WHAT'S THE PROBLEM? The Tories have always been a "broad church" of opinion but the stresses between the different party sections are reaching the limit. The divisions threatening to destroy the party have grown from the old "wet-dry" split into a more complex web ——————————————————————————————————1/9—— Clarke in Euro warning to plotters 309 LINCOLN TRAVEL SHOP SEE P256 Next page Politics News poll Letters
P321 Teletext 321 Jun19 23:46:51   TORY  VIEWPOINTS ——————————————————————————————————————— Overlying the Tories' left-right divide is the more damaging issue of Europe. HOW SERIOUS IS THIS? It has already been seen that hardliners are prepared to put it ahead of the survival of the Government in a confidence vote. Cabinet ministers Michael Portillo, Peter Lilley and John Redwood are the champions of both the right and the Euro-sceptics at the top of the party. They have led the fight against Brussels red-tape and a single currency ——————————————————————————————————2/9—— Clarke in Euro warning to plotters 309 FREE INDEX CARD NOW AVAILABLE - p362 Next page Politics News poll Letters
P321 Teletext 321 Jun19 23:47:11   TORY  VIEWPOINTS ——————————————————————————————————————— Prominent Euro-supporters outside the Government are to be found in the staunchly Thatcherite Conservative Way Forward group. WHO ARE THEY? Its key members include former party chairman Lord Parkinson and leading right-wing backbencher Sir George Gardiner. A key focus of dissent is now the Fresh Start group, home of some 80 hardline Euro-sceptics led by ex-Chancellor Norman Lamont. ——————————————————————————————————3/9—— Clarke in Euro warning to plotters 309 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next page Politics News poll Letters
P321 Teletext 321 Jun19 23:40:11   TORY  VIEWPOINTS ——————————————————————————————————————— John Major is struggling to hold together a Tory party always noted for its "broad church" of opinions. OTHER GROUPS? Moderate Euro- sceptics have gathered around former minister Michael Spicer in the European Research Group. Ranged against them are the forces of the centre-left, led by Cabinet members including Chancellor Kenneth Clarke, Trade President Michael Heseltine and Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd. ——————————————————————————————————5/9—— Clarke in Dvro warning to plotters 309 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next page Politics News poll Letters
P321 Teletext 321 Jun19 23:48:14   TORY  VIEWPOINTS ——————————————————————————————————————— A centre-left group in the Tory party, led by the likes of Chancellor Kenneth Clarke, represents one of a large number of Conservative viewpoints. WHAT DOES THIS GROUP BELIEVE IN? It goes along with the Cabinet line of delaying a decision on a single currency until further down the track. But the group accepts a single currency could benefit business. It backs Mr Major in his policy of "consolidation" of Tory achievements. ——————————————————————————————————6/9—— Clarke in Euro warning to plotters 309 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next page Politics News poll Letters
P321 Teletext 321 Jun19 23:51:11   TORY  VIEWPOINTS ——————————————————————————————————————— John Major is struggling to keep control of a Tory party always noted for its broad range of views. SO IS IT CURTAINS FOR THE PM? Not necessarily. Mr Major still enjoys the unqualified support of a broad section of the party, although misgivings about his leadership are surfacing. Cabinet loyalists are ssually reckoned to include Education Secretary Gillian Shephard, chief of staff David Hunt and Environment Secretary John Gummer. ——————————————————————————————————8/9—— Clarke in Euro warning to plotters 309 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next page Politics News poll Letters
P321 Teletext 321 Jun19 23:40:00   TORY  VIEWPOINTS ——————————————————————————————————————— John Major may well face a leadership challenge in the autumn if Tory discontent continues to grow. BUT WHO COULD SUCCEED HIM? A tricky one. There is a wide degree of recognition that neither Michael Portillo or Kenneth Clarke could snite the party behind them. And Michael Heseltine, undoubtedly a leadership front-runner, could serve up policies even more unpalatable than those being followed by Mr Mabor. ——————————————————————————————————9/9—— Clarke in Etro warning to plotters 309 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next page Politics News poll Letters
P321 Teletext 300 Jun20 00:00:17   TORY  VIEWPOINTS ——————————————————————————————————————— Prominent Atro-supporters outside the Government are to be found in the staunchly Thatcherite Conservative Way Forward group. WHO ARE THEY? Its key members include former party chairman Lord Parkinson and leading right-wing backbencher Sir George Gardiner. A key focus of dissent is now the Fresh Start group, home of some 80 hardline Euro-sceptics led by ex-Chancellor Norman Lamont. ——————————————————————————————————3/9—— Headlines 300 News in Focus 320 'FATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next page Politics News poll Letters
P321 Teletext 321 Jun19 23:42:11   TORY  VIEWPOINTS ——————————————————————————————————————— The Fresh Start group is becoming the focus for much of the Tory dissent. GHO SUPPORTS THE G OUP Such veteran campaigners as Nicholas Budgen and John Carlisle. Last week the group had a bruising showdown with Mr Major at a private Commons meeting. Beyond Fresh Start are the small group of diehard Euro rebels like Sir dddy Taylor, Tony Marlow and Teresa Gorman, who have already proved they will put principle ahead of Government survival. ——————————————————————————————————4/9—— Clarke in Euro warning to plotters 309 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next page Politics News poll Letters
P321 Teletext 321 Jun19 23:49:10   TORY  VIEWPOINTS ——————————————————————————————————————— Prime Minister John Major finds himself at the helm of a Conservative party full of differing views on Europe and other issues. OTHER GROUPS? The Positive Europe group demands a more considered approach to Brussels and claims much backing from the silent majority. Other pro-Europeans operate inside the Conservative Group for Europe, largely a loyalist gathering, and the broader Tory Reform Group. ——————————————————————————————————7/9—— Clarke in Euro warning to plotters 309 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next page Politics News poll Letters