Party structure stuck in the Dark Ages
The demands of party discipline require MPs to be like tribal warriors who obediently and loyally follow orders, meaning it’s hard for them to advertise their leadership skills; being a good follower isn’t the same as being a good leader. The upshot of all this is that when a party is forced to find a new leader, it’s often difficult for that party’s membership to evaluate the potential replacements.
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