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p. 1047. The end of British politics?locked

  • Tony Wright

Abstract

‘The end of British Politics?’ looks at the factors that have shaped the British political scene since the two main parties polled 97% of votes in 1951. A figure that fell to 65% in 2010 when a coalition government was elected. In Scotland the Nationalists are now the governing party and preparing to hold a referendum on independence. A government system that was once simple has become more complex as the population has become more diverse, the role of the EU has had unexpected results and there is no longer a consensus and continuity amongst the electorate.

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