Friday January 24, 2020

A most peculiar election

Britain’s so-called ‘election of a generation’ is as muddled and confused as the Brexit debate that preceded it. On the ground in a number of constituencies, it proves difficult to take the temperature of this strangest of political contests

8th December, 2019

A surge of mediocrity seems to have taken hold in Britain after 12 months of Brexit rollercoasting, manipulation and madness. Yes, voters know this election is important but there is a strange atmosphere, accompanied by a lack of adrenaline or energy. The expected surge of excitement and nail-biting tension is not evident on the streets, and even the news headlines seem banal and bored.

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