GALLANT, AL - DECEMBER 12: Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore rides his horse after casting his vote at the polling location setup in the Fire Department on December 12, 2017 in Gallant, Alabama. Mr. Moore is facing off against Democrat Doug Jones in the special election for the U.S. Senate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Tim Montgomerie was most recently a columnist and comment editor for The Times of London. Before that journalistic turn he was steeped in centre right politics, founding the Conservative Christian Fellowship, then the Centre for Social Justice and, just over ten years ago,