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In this election, everyone’s a loser—although Corbyn will be thrilled

This election was designed to contrast May and Corbyn. In the end, both of them lost out

By John McTernan  

Theresa May at the count in Maidenhead. Photo: PA

“There are times, perhaps once every thirty years, when there is a sea-change in politics. It then does not matter what you say or what you do. There is a shift in what the public wants and what it approves of. I suspect there is now such a sea-change and it is for Mrs Thatcher.”

Those words of Jim Callaghan do a fine job of capturing watershed elections like 1945, 1979 and 1997, elections that change the direction of…

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