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By Tom Clark   October 2017

Theresa May's leadership is at risk. Photo: PA

The British state is navigating the choppiest waters it has faced since the Second World War, as it attempts to steer a safe course out of the European Union. How far does it matter if there’s nobody at the wheel? The moment Theresa May came back from holiday and half-suggested she might fight the next election, her more turbulent troops began to mutiny. The upshot is that this year’s party conference season will be even more fixated on the leadership question…

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