Ex No 10 Insider: The road to hell and a hung Parliament

Don't assume the December election will settle Brexit, or the economic future of the country.

by The Secret Brexiter

Multiple elections in a short space of time, a minority prime minister who can’t pass votes in Parliament, surging secessionist movements, the rapid shift from a two-party, take-it-in-turns system to one requiring hotchpotch coalitions to govern, often involving populist parties that didn’t even exist a decade ago… no, I’m not talking about Brexit Britain, but Spain, where a second election this year has scattered the legislative field and shaken the country’s ability to govern itself.

The UK and Spain have different voting systems, but they share the fragmentation of political debate and, if the Conservatives can’t win an outright majority in the December 12 general election, a leader who misjudged his popular appeal.

The Tories have a fairly commanding lead in the polls, with the average showing them around 10 points ahead of Labour, a figure that may well increase now that the Brexit Party has stood down in Conservative-held seats. 

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