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Theresa May’s catch-22: the real reason for a snap election

Theresa May’s catch-22: the real reason for a snap election

It’s been commonplace in recent weeks to say that the Conservative Party called a snap election because of their position in the polls, and they were trying to take advantage of Labour weakness. This is an easy tale to tell, and is particularly popular among Jeremy Corbyn’s true believers, for whom it adds to the image of the Conservative Party as ruthless, heartless, and so on.

The thing is, it doesn’t actually make much sense.

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