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Theresa May: the great survivor?

Can the prime minister defy the odds and shrug off yet another political body blow?

By Paul Wallace  

Photo: Stephen Chung/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

Theresa May has her detractors, not least in her own party, but she has also won admiration for her sheer resilience. This is a prime minister, after all, whose imminent political demise has been predicted repeatedly since she lost the Conservative majority in last year’s disastrous election. Can she prevail yet again now that the unpalatable—if realistic—terms of Britain’s departure from the European Union have been revealed?

May’s ability to cope with seemingly fatal political bodyblows was on full display this week as she sought to muster…

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