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Theresa May’s great political game

"There is one thing which could trip the premier up—not stop her from winning, but contain the scale of her victory"

By Tom Clark  

Prime Minister Theresa May announces a snap general election ©John Stillwell/PA Wire/PA Images

Ever since the EU referendum that brought Theresa May to the top, her whole pose can be described by a single word: steadfast. And it is a pose that has worked wonders for her. Today, as she announced that she wanted to precipitate a general election, she sought to redouble her advantages in the steadfastness stakes. She charged her opponents with indulging in “game playing” and, for good measure, “political games” as well. She, by contrast,…

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