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The lady is for learning? May continues her appeal to Brexit—but drops key manifesto pledges

May's pitch to the house was based on June 2016, not June 2017

By Prospect Team  

May's speech revealed the absence of several key manifesto pledges. Photo: PA

Theresa May admitted the election result is “not the one [she] hoped for” in her introduction to this year’s Queen’s Speech. 

This, plus the disappearance of key, controversial manifesto pledges, revealed May is well aware of her weak position.

In a brief speech outside Downing Street the morning after the general election, May appealed to the EU referendum result, rather than the election result, as justification for her mandate going forward. Her party—which failed to…

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