Michael McDowell: In the dying days of Project Fear, the British electorate stands on the bridge of a political submarine

Michael McDowell: In the dying days of Project Fear, the British electorate stands on the bridge of a political submarine
Thersea May will find out on Thursday if her decision to call an election was the right one Pic: Getty

The Tories are in a bind - many of them claim to want a hard Brexit, but none is in a position to defend the likely consequences

In the early hours of Friday morning, we will know whether Theresa May’s decision to call a snap election has paid off. In April, when she announced her U-turn on an early election, I wrote here about the danger that a lengthy election campaign centring on Jeremy Corbyn’s suitability for power might produce voter fatigue, might defy expectations, and might draw forth a reaction against the Tories based on anger and resentment of British voters at the Tories’ relentless austerity policies.

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