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Theresa May doesn’t understand the country she wants to lead

May, lacking in self-awareness, pitched her election campaign to a country that no longer exists

By Jay Elwes  

Theresa May visits a bakery in Lancashire and Fleetwood. The seat was a Labour hold. Photo: PA

The failure of her political project is total. The style was wrong, the substance was wrong, her personality was wrong. Everything about her was narrow, not least her political circle, which contained just two other people, both of them advisors, both of them chosen for their dog-like loyalty. Here was a Prime Minister who shunned others and tried to make a virtue of it, telling crowds that she didn’t drink in Westminster’s…

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