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As Brexit chaos closes in, does any viable electoral strategy exist for the Tories?

Ahead of conference in Manchester the party has few good options left

By Peter Kellner  

The PM's Florence speech had one little-noticed consequence: it has made a 2022 election incredibly risky. Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/PA Wire/PA Images

Six months ago, Theresa May had a plan. Whether you consider it a cunning plan depends on your judgement and, perhaps, your sense of irony.

Her plan arose from a particular concern about the Brexit timetable. Under the fixed term parliament law, the next general election was due in May 2020. This would be just over a year after the United Kingdom left the European…

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