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The center in British politics has all but disappeared, leaving the country as polarized as the U.S.

 

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Type:   Article de presse ou magazine
 
Titre:   The center in British politics has all but disappeared, leaving the country as polarized as the U.S.
 
Auteur(s):   Hay, Colin (1968-...) - Centre d'études européennes de Sciences Po (Auteur)
 
In:   The Washington Post
 
Date de publication:   2017-06-08
 
Éditeur:   ÉTATS-UNIS
 
Résumé:   [en] By Isaac Stanley-Becker: LONDON — Conditions seemed ripe for a resurgenceof Britain’s political middle when the country learned seven weeks ago that it would return to the polls in a snap election, which takes place Thursday. But the spirited bid of the Liberal Democrats, a center-left party punished two years ago for joining a coalition with the Conservatives, has run aground on the foibles of its leader, the peculiarities of the British electoral system and the decisive — if highly contested — choice of voters last year to leave the European Union. The party’s difficulty gaining ground, despite apparent advantages, offers a case study of how political alternatives wither, even as distrust for politics as usual mounts.
 
 

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