Friday May 29, 2020

Britain’s introvert-in-chief

Biography: Theresa May: The Enigmatic Prime Minister, By Rosa Prince, Biteback, €23

5th March, 2017
Theresa May: a ‘goody-two-shoes’ who rose almost unnoticed to the top of British politics PIc: Getty

When Theresa May was chairwoman of the Conservative party between 2001 and 2003, one of her press officers came from Dublin. Zoe Healy remembers the future prime minister as “lovely to work with” in an interview for Rosa Prince’s perceptive new biography. “There were times when I would get a bit of stick for being Irish: ‘How could you have an Irish girl working for you?’ That kind of thing. She would always stick up...

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