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May's election U-turn spooks own ministers

The backlash triggered by the key manifesto pledge was followed by a narrowing of Mrs May's Conservative Party's lead in polls and a U-turn four days after it was announced.


THERESA May's dramatic climbdown from an unpopular policy on elderly care not only spooked ministers who had been kept out of the loop, but sounded the alarm over how she might tackle the issue she's staked her UK election campaign on: Brexit.

The policy, unveiled in her...

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