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This month, we contextualise the Tory crisis by looking at the bigger picture and taking the longer view

By Tom Clark  

Secretary of State for Home Affairs Theresa May delivers her speech to delegates in the third day of the Conservative Party annual conference last year. Photo: PA

Britain is gripped by the theatre of the absurd. The dialogue is rife with Alice in Wonderland arguments about the meaning of “meaningful,” and whether or not to back up the “backstop date.”

The colourful chancers controlling the plot threaten to walk if they don’t prevail on such arcane distinctions, and warn of a “meltdown.”

Meanwhile, pinstriped oddballs in the wings mutter…

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