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Who are the next PM runners and riders?

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See inside the Shame of Britain edition

A European flag in front of Big Ben as part of Brexit protests. Photo: PA.

What happened to Brexit giving the elite a kicking?

It was promised that Brexit would "give the Westminster elite a good kicking". One reader wonders why instead we have seen the breaking of lockdown rules, nepotistic Covid deals and corrupt funding for fancy furnishings.

Can Britain's next female prime minister overcome the shadow of Margaret Thatcher? Photo: Getty images.

Escaping the shadow of the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher

Would hopefuls like Liz Truss and Valérie Pécresse deliver a calmer, fresher politics in the spirit of Ardern and Merkel, or just a retread of muscular Iron Ladyism?