Analysis: Why the EU has become the dividing line of Tory politics - even if it costs them the union
A majority of English Leave voters want Brexit even at the expense of the breakup of the union
THE UK Conservative party conference in Birmingham has been engulfed by a fight over Brexit. Boris Johnson and Theresa May are engaged in a high stakes showdown over whether to pursue the Prime Minister's Chequers plan or go for a clean break with the EU.
But why has Brexit become such an explosive internal issue for the Conservatives? And has it obscured the importance of the UK union for many?
A faction fight born in failure