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For a long time, I thought Theresa May was trying to make the best of a bad job. Not anymore

The Prime Minister's latest move on Brexit goes beyond awkward fumbling—refusing to ask for a longer extension is downright reckless, and puts the whole country at risk

By Tom Clark  

The so-called "safe pair of hands" is putting the country in peril. Photo: PA

I’ve never loathed Theresa May. She doesn’t exude the callousness towards the weak of say, Margaret Thatcher, or ooze the sort of smarmy charm that made Clinton, Blair and Cameron grate so badly after a while. The one time I’ve met her one-to-one at a small drinks reception, what struck me was both how terrible she was at making small-talk, and how indifferent she was to this failing. That combination struck me as almost…

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