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Politics has fractured along new fault lines – those elected must repair the cracks

14 December 2019

9:00 AM

14 December 2019

9:00 AM

It’s easy to see why the Labour party tried so hard to avoid this general election. They looked certain to be crushed, as their Remain-voting supporters defected to the Liberal Democrats and the Brexit vote cohered around the Tories. In Boris Johnson, the Tories had a proven election winner; in Jeremy Corbyn, Labour had the most unpopular opposition leader in the history of opinion polling.

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