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The Theresa May mirage

The PM's dominance might look total, but she could come unstuck

By Nick Cohen   April 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May © Niall Carson/PA Wire/PA Images

You don’t need opinion polls to tell you that Theresa May “can call a general election any day she chooses and win by a landslide,” as Tony Blair put it to me the other day. The opposition is falling apart so fast you can almost hear the seams tearing.

The polls still give you a feel for how sweeping her victory could be, however. Despite being in mid-term and presiding over a sluggish economy and visibly failing health and criminal…

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