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Theresa May’s pyrrhic victory means she will have to fight on all fronts

A prisoner to her own party, May might be forgiven for wishing she could swap places with Jeremy Corbyn

By Stephen Bush  

The Prime Minister faces numerous challenges, from inside her party and outside it. Photo: PA

Shortly after Harold Wilson had turned a majority of four into one of 96, he was entertaining a foreign dignitary on the golf course. “How’s your handicap, Harold?” he asked.

Quick as a flash, Wilson replied: “Up from four to 96.” Theresa May, unfortunately, has no such luxury. Having called a general election with a twenty point lead in the polls, this election saw her party not only fail to increase its majority, but lose…

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