IN just over three weeks we will know who has won the race to become Prime Minister.

Even his best mates admit it will be a miracle if Jeremy Corbyn has pulled off a victory which would make the stunning Trump and Leave results appear run-of-the-mill.

The task between now and June 8 is more about damage limitation for Labour; for the Lib Dems, Ukip, and the Greens to convince voters they remain relevant; and for Theresa May to avoid doing anything daft.

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Are voters in Britain genuinely excited by the prospect of her being elected into office? 

Her speech announcing the Conservative Manifesto showed again that she is a weak orator who lacks spark or the ability to inspire.

She is hopeless on the street when meeting real people with real questions and even looked awkward during the cringeworthy soft-play sofa ‘interview’ on BBC’s The One Show.

As Home Secretary she did a lousy job of controlling immigration yet now promises to bring the numbers crossing our borders down to tens of thousands a year.

Jeremy Hunt, her Health Secretary, today pledged to overhaul a crisis in care services which he himself has overseen for years.

You have to admire their brazen-faced cheek. 

Mrs May and her team are being afforded too easy a ride into power, giving them the confidence to unveil a manifesto with cold-hearted pledges, such as many pensioners will have winter fuel payments and triple lock pensions axed and pay for social care after their death. 

With this sort of approach the Tories tiresome "strong and stable" slogan might as well be replaced by the epithet "tough but not cruel" or "hard but fair." 

Team May are like the Leeds United side of the early 1970s – cold, ruthless, hard to like, but in all likelihood a bunch of winners.