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Why there was method in May’s manifesto madness

If the "wobble" over the Tories' social care policy looked chaotic, there was a clear logic working behind the scenes

By Matthew Flinders  

There is a logic behind the Prime Minister's manifesto decisions. Photo:Getty

Partisan politics aside, there is little doubt that Theresa May is an incredibly astute politician. She plays the game well, and has even rewritten some of the rules. The game of politics is rarely as simple as kicking a ball towards the goal; you have to play players off against each other, often within your team, and know exactly when to go for the legs instead of the ball. And yet May has clambered to the very summit of…

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