Friday October 23, 2020

'May was a terrible campaigner'

DUP will probably be needed but we could be in second election territory, writes Hugh O'Connell

9th June, 2017
May leaves Buckingham Palace today after seeking permission to form a government Pic: Getty

It’s been an extraordinary night where perhaps the worst campaign in modern political times has seen Theresa May squander her majority and Britain plunged into yet more uncertainty as the Brexit clock ticks on.

May’s decision to call a snap election last April was a wise one. The Conservatives had a wafer-thin parliamentary majority but were 20 points ahead in the polls and Labour were all at sea. A commanding 100-seat plus majority...

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