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UK Elections 2017: The year of voting recklessly

In the last year there have been four touchstone elections in the West

Bret Stephens | NYT 

In the last year there have been four touchstone elections in the West: two in Britain, one in the U.S., one in France. Two of these were disasters, one was nearly so, and one was a huge relief. None went according to script. Maybe that’s because we have lousy pollsters and lackluster mainstream politicians. There’s also the matter of reckless voters. As of Friday, it seemed that Theresa May would cobble together a coalition government — just barely — with a small northern Irish party, which should keep her in office for a while longer. In every other ...

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First Published: Sat, June 10 2017. 15:17 IST
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