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Politics in 2020 - what can we expect?

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

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With the phoney war finally over, and the General Election upon us, the election and its aftermath is now the only thing occupying the minds of politicians and political anoraks. However it is by no means the only thing that should interest us.

What then can we expect from, and what should we look out for, in 2020 the political year? First, you probably have to go back to 1997 for the last occasion on which the outcome of a General Election - at least in terms of who would lead the next government - was so unpredictable.

With the two main parties seemingly evenly matched, and with an abundance of other parties and groupings in the field, there is no clear favourite, and if the result is as inconclusive as the 2016 election, it make take weeks to put together a government afterwards.


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