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May plummets to victory: just how did she squander her majority?

The dilemma she failed to resolve about the Conservative Party will now haunt it for a long time to come

Theresa May will have to work more collaboratively with her cabinet. Photo: Victoria Jones - WPA Pool/Getty Images

An election campaign is like an X-ray into the soul of a political leader. There is nowhere to hide from the searing media scrutiny and the public gaze. Day by day, a politician’s character, instincts, beliefs and resilience are revealed to the electorate on a million screens. Theresa May was exposed as brittle, passionless and indecisive and she was shown no mercy on 8th June. For all her obsessive attempts to…

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