Several Labour Party veterans whom I spoke with on Friday insisted that the lousy result for Labour came down to Corbyn’s political persona proving anathema to the Party’s traditional working-class base—and there are some opinion-poll data that bear this out. In a survey carried out after the vote, Opinium Research asked people who had defected from Labour to the Conservatives what the main factors in their vote had been. Forty-five per cent identified the Party’s leadership—i.e., Corbyn—and thirty-one per cent pointed to its wishy-washy Brexit policy, which avoided taking any firm stance; although Corbyn eventually endorsed a second referendum on whether to leave the European Union or remain, he said he wouldn’t take a stance either way on that vote. … [Read more...] about What Are the Real Lessons of the U.K. Election for 2020?
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"I called last night for a period of reflection in the party and obviously the ruling body of the party -- our national executive -- will decide what process we follow then for the election of the successor to me," he said. "I was elected to ... lead the party until that takes place." … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party wins majority in UK election
During the campaign, Johnson kept his contact with the public to a minimum, refused to be interviewed by a tenacious TV interviewer, and declined to participate in a leaders' debate on climate change. Earlier this week, he hid in a fridge to avoid a reporter. … [Read more...] about Exit poll suggests Boris Johnson is on course for a huge win in UK election
"The thing that people misinterpret in the UK market is that if it's low price it must be low quality," Greggs CEO Roger Whiteside told The Telegraph last year. "But customers are wising up to that because of what I call the Aldi/Lidl effect. Low price doesn't have to be low quality." … [Read more...] about Vegan sausages and clever marketing have helped this low-cost chain take over Britain
"Labour will be seen as having allowed Brexit," says Professor Tony Travers, director of the Institute of Public Affairs at the London School of Economics. "One of the terrible ironies in all of this is that Boris Johnson probably broadly didn't want to leave the EU, but now is in a position whereby he has to make it happen. Corbyn, on the other hand, who did want to leave, has tried -- and failed -- to articulate a possible remain position for his party." … [Read more...] about Brexit is now unstoppable. But Britain must face up to how long it will take