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Theresa May will take us back to the 1960s

Her philosophy of “Rectory Toryism” is strangely retro—and inadequate to the challenges ahead

By Denis MacShane  

Prime Minister Theresa May next to her party's campaign bus ©Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images

A Conservative victory seems as certain as anything ever is in politics. So what can we expect from Theresa May in the next five years? Defining a May ideology or what “Mayism” is has proved difficult. But many commentators have missed the obvious. As the prime minister told the Times in November, “I am a practising member of the Church of England and so forth, that lies behind what I do.”

As is well known, May…

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