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The problems of mid-term PMs

6 September 2022

1:18 AM

6 September 2022

1:18 AM

Any Prime Minister who takes over mid-term has to contend with a certain set of problems. Liz Truss will wish she had been propelled through the front door of No. 10 by the momentum of a general election victory.

The first difficulty is that you have no personal mandate. This doesn’t just affect your relationship with the electorate, but your own MPs too.

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