UK's Johnson claims Brexit mandate as Tories secure majority

Dec 13, 2019
With the stunning victory of Boris Johnson's Conservative Party, will they finally be able to "get Brexit done"?
An arrangement of UK daily newspapers photographed as an illustration in London on December 13, 2019 shows front page headlines reporting on the projected election result based on exit polls in the UK general election.
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The party that could drive a 'radical centrist movement' in Britain

Jun 6, 2017
The Liberal Democrats are going nowhere in the upcoming U.K. election. Here is why The Economist is endorsing them.
An European Union flag and a British flag fly in front of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.
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UK markets fluctuate days before election

Jun 2, 2017
On June 8,  the U.K. goes to the polls, again. This “snap” election is set against the backdrop of last year’s referendum on Britain’s membership to the European Union.  Following the “yes” vote on Brexit, then-Prime Minister, David Cameron stepped…