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May could choose another course

When she secures an increased majority, she will be able to soften Britain’s exit from the EU if necessary

By Ros Altmann  

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We may be on the cusp of a political earthquake: old tribal political loyalties are breaking down across the country. Many traditional Labour voters are switching to the Tories. Ukip voters too. The government is in a commanding position, and prime minister Theresa May is seeking to consolidate her gains: she has called an election, seeking a strong mandate to negotiate Britain’s future. I expect the British people…

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