Hague: 'Great Political Party' Like Labour Can Recover

18 April 2017, 17:39

The former leader of the Conservatives said it would be in the national interest if the party recovered.

With Labour trailing the Conservatives by 21-points in latest polls, Lord Hague said there was hope for the party.

“I don’t think you can ever write off a party like the Labour party.

“It’s in a terrible position at the moment with a leader who clearly most of his own MPs don’t want to be leader, with policies that are in a state of chaos. It can hardly form a shadow government let alone a government.

“But it is still a great political party and I think can recover. And I think it is in the interest of the country if it one day recovered. But I hope that doesn’t happen in the next seven weeks.”

He cited his own party's experience in the 90s and 00s as an example of recovery.

“They said when I was leader of the Tories after the massive election defeat in 1997, how can the Conservatives ever win again.

“Yet there were… Conservative governments again.”