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Theresa May’s statement of intent

One-nation conservatism for the Brexit era

By Tom Quinn  

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Theresa May’s speech to the Conservative conference firmly planted her party’s standard in the political centre-ground. That has gone out of fashion recently but it is where British elections are usually won. What is different this time is that the EU referendum has created an opportunity to redefine what the centre-ground is. May used it to call for a “new meritocracy” that works for everyone and not just the…

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