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PETER OBORNE: Why January 15 is Britain's most momentous date since the Second World War


Added 01-12-19 03:36:02am EST - “PETER OBORNE: At the moment, eyes are on Prime Minister Theresa May. There is a possibility that she will no longer be in No 10 at the end of next week if she loses Tuesday's Commons vote.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “PETER OBORNE: The most momentous date since the Second World War”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Very occasionally — indeed, rarely more than once in a generation — a nation’s whole mood changes. 

The unthinkable becomes thinkable. The impossible becomes possible. The tectonic plates beneath the Earth’s crust begin to creak.

Britain experienced such a moment in May 1940. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain had lost control of his Conservative Party, opening the way for a deeply distrusted outsider. 

Her deal is not perfect by any means, nor will it herald the end of bitter Tory rivalries over Brexit. But as shown by an opinion poll published in today’s Mail, public support for it has grown in the past month from both Tory and Labour voters [File photo]

A lesser example occurred in November 1990. Margaret Thatcher had been omnipotent for more than a decade. Yet suddenly, amid deep social divisions caused by the introduction of her poll tax, the Iron Lady became broken, humiliated and left No 10 in tears.

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