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Britain feels like a one-party state, but therein lie the seeds of Tory defeat

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Britain’s political landscape is unenviable. Boris Johnson has emerged from the pandemic as exactly the prime minister his track record warned he would be: one that finds time to reference Churchill but gets bored with going to Cobra meetings. His cabinet, meanwhile, are ready to sink to any depths, be it lying at will or playing up to racists. They have little to be smug about. The UK can now boast the highest excess death rate of any country, and the worst forecast recession. All of this playing out against the backdrop of a social fabric so decayed that it takes a footballer to force ministers to ensure more than a million hungry children are actually fed.

Our government has never been more unfit for office, just as the official opposition couldn’t be further from a chance at power. Last week Labour released its investigation into its crushing 2019 election defeat. This document was not simply an autopsy of the past but an insight into the future: in order to form a majority government in 2024, Labour will have to increase the number of MPs it has by 60% – something that has never been achieved by any party. Watching events unfold, it........

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