Without true friends or allies, Theresa May’s downfall was inevitable | Simon Jenkins

The prime minister’s failure to embrace pragmatism sealed her fate. Her successor will have to deploy very different skills

All political careers end in failure. Not all end in a punishment beating. The apparently imminent departure of Theresa May as Tory leader has seen a brutality rare even for the British Conservative party.

She was crowned with acclaim in 2016, and set the task of honouring the result of the Brexit referendum. In the 2017 election, she won almost as high a share of the popular vote as Margaret Thatcher or Tony Blair ever did, a fact converted into failure by Britain’s first-past-the-post electoral system.

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