Nasty Party

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The term Nasty Party was first used by Theresa May where in October 2002 she described the Conservative Party of the United Kingdom as "There's a lot we need to do in this party of ours. Our base is too narrow and so, occasionally, are our sympathies. You know what some people call us -- the Nasty Party."[1]

The term "Nasty Party" applied to Conservative Party members with traditional conservative stances which included being anti-gay, anti-minorities, and pro-business, and lacking concern for the poor.[2][3]

Many conservatives felt this one the reasons the Conservative Party lost the last three general elections and needed to broaden their traditional base to have a chance of reelection.[4][5]

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  1. "The Tories are still the Nasty Party". New Statesman. Retrieved 2011-12-30.
  2. "Watching their words". BBC. Retrieved 2011-12-30.
  3. "Nasty Tories told to change". BBC. Retrieved 2011-12-30.
  4. "Tories put their leader to the test". BBC. Retrieved 2011-12-30.
  5. "Nasty party warning to Tories". Guardian. Retrieved 2011-12-30.