Observations of an Expat: A Tale of Two Elections

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Tom Arms

It was the best of elections. It was the worst of elections.

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Observations of an Expat: Extremist Politics are back in Britain

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Tom Arms

They said Jeremy Corbyn was unelectable. They said he would lead the British Labour Party to electoral annihilation. They said that it would be more of a coronation than an election with a record-breaking majority for Theresa May’s Conservative Party.

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Enough Is Enough

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Hazel Speed

‘Run, Hide, Tell’ is the official advice given by the Metropolitan Police should anyone be caught up in a terrorist attack and this seems to work, up to a point it would seem; Police told restaurants and bars to turn off lights and lock down, while they advised others in the streets to run away from the dangerous areas. At one moment in time, according to some eyewitness reports, the terrorists hesitated as to where to go next to kill and injure innocent people.

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In shadow of deadly attacks, election campaign resumes

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Andy Bruce and Alistair Smout

After a militant attack on a nightlife district of London this weekend, British Prime Minister Theresa May will resume campaigning on Monday just three days before a national election which polls show is much tighter than previously predicted.

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From landslide to upset defeat – scenarios for May’s election

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William James and Patrick Graham

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s narrowing lead in opinion polls ahead of the June 8 election has weakened sterling and raised questions over whether she will win the landslide predicted just a month ago.

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Nicola Sturgeon and the yellow brick road of independence

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Hazel Speed

Nicola Sturgeon is a woman possessed with only one thing on her mind, almost to the point of obsession, and which is like the cries of a mermaid calling the sailors towards the political rocks.

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Corbyn and May face questions in live TV interview

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Hazel Speed

Having watched an unusual TV interview format Monday evening, it soon became apparent that the issues could be boiled down to weak (or even non defence) of the country vs theft from old people re the so-called ‘Dementia Tax’. What kind of a choice is that?

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