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Has Will Straw finally found the recipe for political success?

8 January 2019

10:57 AM

8 January 2019

10:57 AM

Will Straw hasn’t had much joy when it comes to politics. In 2015, Straw tried – and failed – to follow in his father’s footsteps by becoming a Labour MP, losing out to his Tory rival Jake Berry in Rossendale and Darwen. A year later, Straw’s luck hadn’t improved: in his role as executive director of Britain Stronger in Europe, he led the official Remain campaign to defeat in the EU referendum. But now, it seems, Straw may have finally found the recipe for winning. In an article in the Guardian under the headline ‘I was part of the remain campaign. Here’s how to win a people’s vote’, Straw offer some tips on how a People’s Vote can triumph if there is a second referendum. Mr S. wonders whether the best formula for success might be for Straw not to be involved this time around…


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