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Theresa May’s paralysis on the big issues has echoes in history | Anne Perkins

The prime minister’s failure of leadership is eerily like that of Stanley Baldwin almost a century earlier

Theresa May is somewhere in the Swiss Alps, spending the second week of her three-week holiday hiking in the mountains. Although it is hard to detect, she is said still to be running the government. Three weeks away from it all, even if she is working from a hotel room, is a long break in contemporary terms, but hardly enough to get her breath back by the standards of more distant predecessors.

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