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May’s wobble on social care could cause her problems beyond the election

Quickly nicknamed "the dementia tax," May's social care plan was unpopular. But the wobbly way she executed her swerve on the policy will do her no favours

By Tom Clark  

For from appearing "strong and stable", May's move could cause problems in her own party. Photo: PA

If politics is the art of the possible, the art of being a good politician is very often making the best of the miserable possibilities at hand. Over the last few days, Theresa May has found herself confronting an unavoidably miserable choice. Far from making the best of it, however, she has mishandled it—in a manner that worsens her immediate predicament, and will do her standing lasting damage in the public eye.


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