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Britain: Turbulent Tories at the helm

By John Callaghan / 18 January, 2017

The UK government entered the Brexit negotiations on 19th June lacking a Parliamentary majority, thanks to a snap general election which was held less than two weeks earlier. Theresa May, the Conservative Prime Minister, called the election to exploit the huge opinion poll lead which she and her party had […]

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UK elections: Labour fights back

By Patrick Diamond / 18 January, 2017

Despite predictions of electoral disaster for the Labour Party before the UK election, its leader Jeremy Corbyn managed to secure 40% of the popular vote, its best performance since Tony Blair’s victories in 1997 and 2001. The party’s campaign featured an effective use of social media, traditional door to door […]

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