Latest Issue

Theresa May’s tactical guile is rivalled only by her strategic incompetence 

The prime minister’s short-termism explains why we are in this mess today

By Christopher Grey  

Photo: Nicolas Landemard / Le Pictorium/Maxppp/PA Images

Theresa May is, as the title of Rosa Prince’s biography of her has it, an enigmatic prime minister. In the early months of her premiership that led many to think that she was concealing a well-thought out strategy for Brexit.

Initially, the PM made conciliatory noises suggesting that she recognised that Britain was a deeply divided country and that Brexit could only…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect