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Passing the failure test: Amber Rudd could still make it to the top

A pro-European among Brexiteers, Amber Rudd has shown herself to be a flexible operator. If things go her way, could she be our next PM?

By Gaby Hinsliff   October 2017

Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd attends the National Police Memorial Service at St Paul's Cathedral in London, Britain September 25, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall

The true test of character, Amber Rudd once said, is how one handles failure.

It’s not the successes that count, but the ability to “adapt and focus your life in the right direction” when fate turns against you. The advice she gave to girls at her alma mater Cheltenham Ladies’ College isn’t original, but coming as it did shortly after losing the European Union referendum, it was…

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