Owen Jones: Theresa May’s authority slips as she bores Britain with empty answers | Owen Jones

The odds are still stacked against Labour – but after May’s shaky performance in the hustings, a historic defeat might not be inevitable

The prime minister was repeatedly laughed at, heckled and jeered on national television by a representative studio audience. That alone – in last night’s televised leaders’ hustings – tells the story of this campaign: an early election called solely to crush any meaningful opposition in Britain, launched as a presidential contest dependent on Theresa May’s unique popularity.

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