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Theresa May’s hollow victory

“The Prime Minister has no domestic opposition—but that does not mean that she has no opponents”

By Jay Elwes  

Theresa May with , who won the Copeland by-election on 23rd February © Scott Heppell PA Wire/PA Images

Theresa May has left Labour in her wake and now has an 18-point lead over Corbyn’s ruined party. The Copeland by-election victory was a stunning outcome for the Conservatives and the possibility of an early General Election arises once more. If she were to call one and the national swing were to mirror that in Copeland, the Prime Minister would hack Labour down to a sorry huddle of 170 MPs.

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