Monday June 1, 2020

British Elections: Lessons of British election abound for coalition parties

The Irish Labour party can’t help feeling nervous after what happened to the Liberal Democrats in Britain

9th May, 2015
David Cameron and wife Samantha return to 10 Downing StreetBloomberg

The stunning success of David Cameron’s Conservatives in Thursday’s British general election has huge significance for the Irish government. Firstly, it means a referendum on a British exit from the EU will take place, probably within the next two years.

It will now become the single biggest foreign policy priority for the Irish government to ensure that this does not happen. Virtually all the Irish political and administrative elite believe that...

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