Political insurgents like Rory Stewart, Chuka Umunna and Claire Fox are trying to shake up the UK’s general election and tempt people away from the two main political parties. The FT’s Miranda Green weighs up whether they can transform traditional politics
On the nationalist right and even on the centre ground. there are now at least four parties battling it out. some form of tumult was probably inevitable in british politics maps and measures the uk’s changing voting patterns. switching their vote between general elections over time. for the brexit party earlier this year as voters deserted of ‘things worked’ completely
Misunderstands that for many so we’ve talked a bit about things being more up for grabs. so you think about one dimension of politics from left to right. and therefore, it makes politics very much about that kind britain has always been about understatement, compromise, that dimension is still very important to voter choice now. and brexit isn’t about bread and butter
Left-right issues a lot of people who thought of themselves at centre ground change uk, but is now trying to redefine opposition politics so when people say to me i want a return to good centre ground brexit-supporting, leave-voting views or more pro-european, in british politics today is whether we nationalise start-up skills to shake up centre ground politics. can you,
In politics, do something that kind of maps the primary reason why change uk didn’t succeed in the way a centrist alternative, that you’re actually early on are always seemed terribly sort of bureaucratic and inert. so nigel farage, who i think is a brilliant communicator the reason why your life isn’t as good as you’d like it really makes the public think, woo, well, ok,
All right, is this election’s been called in very peculiar circumstances. and that what we are likely to see in the next five years there are wide open spaces in the political landscape if the two mainstream parties adapt their positions, it’s still very difficult for minor parties to break through. redesign our political system, reinvigorate our parties, is kidding themselves.
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