Thursday, May 11, 2017

Britain’s General Election Dominated by Brexit Tactical Campaigns

LONDON — Just across the River Thames from Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, weary voters are once again fighting over Brexit as the U.K. election descends into a scrap over its looming divorce from the European Union.

Diverse Vauxhall is one of dozens of voter districts where the campaign is dominated by Brexit, even as both main parties agree there is no chance last year's nationwide decision will be reversed.

The issue has upended establishment politics, splitting traditional parties down the middle and leaving many voters abandoning decades-old allegiances.
Tactical targeting of electoral districts has come into play like never before.

"For the first time I can remember, I really don't know who I'm going to vote for," said Robert Letham, 70, a retired human resources manager. "I think a lot of people here will feel the same." 

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