UK election: conventional political wisdom gets it wrong again

By Simon Cowan
Updated April 24 2018 - 10:22pm, first published June 9 2017 - 4:03pm

The remarkable British election results demonstrate yet again it's time to abandon unwavering belief in accepted political wisdom. One after another, the shibboleths are falling. Labour's stunning result suggests again that no platform is too radical, left or right, and no person unelectable regardless of what they said or did in the past. Nothing is too crazy to be true in modern politics.

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