Attempted political theft

On March 7, The Times reported that Henry Bolton, recently ousted as UKIP’s leader, has launched his own political party called One Nation. He said the new party “would reflect Disraeli’s One Nation social conservatism.” Alistair Lexden gave the claim short shrift in a letter published in the paper on March 9.

Sir, Henry Bolton, the former Ukip leader, wants to purloin “Disraeli’s One Nation social conservatism” (“Ukip leader ousted in racism scandal sets up a new party”, Mar. 7). The great statesman never used the term; it was invented more than 40 years later by Stanley Baldwin, who would have denounced such a fraudulent attempt to rebrand Ukip’s socially divisive policies.

Lord Lexden
House of Lords