May’s Iron Lady Persona Dims as Parallels With Loser Brown Mount

  • New U.K. premier assumed power, like Brown, without elections
  • Brown broke with Blair, and she is taking apart Cameron legacy

British Prime Minister Theresa May

Photographer: Nick Ansell/AFP via Getty Images

Taking office as Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May enjoyed comparisons to the first woman to do that job, Margaret Thatcher. Two months in, being likened to Gordon Brown comes across more as a warning.

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