UK General Election: What Just Happened? A 6-Point Guide (3 for Now, 3 for Later)

As the UK awaits to the unexpected outcome of a hung Parliament in which no party — notably the ruling Conservatives and Prime Minister Theresa May — has a majority, a six-point explanation of what just happened and what’s next:

1. Participation Matters
2. Public Services Especially Matter…
3. …and So Does Brexit (But Not the Way the Conservatives Think)
4. The Government is Paralyzed
5. A Brexit Disaster Nears
6. A Glimmer of Hope?

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TOP PHOTO: Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in upbeat mood on Thursday night

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Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.


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