Friday September 18, 2020

Big two take Brexit beating as UK vote splinters

Ultimately, this local election has underscored the weak state of politics in the UK after the bruising three years since the referendum

5th May, 2019
British Prime Minister Theresa May after casting her vote. Pic: Getty

Brexit has done more than bring deadlock to politics; it has changed the way people vote and the way they think about politics. These UK local elections were never going to be easy, with the big red and blue party punchbags waiting to be pummelled.

Angry and frustrated voters turned candidates away from doorsteps in their droves - from all parties. BBC Radio 4 told of some candidates who reported physical abuse - egg throwing,...

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