The Most Important GE Ever?

McCabe, Steven (2019) The Most Important GE Ever? Centre for Brexit Studies Blog, Centre for Brexit Studies.

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Abstract

It seems that there will be a general election before Christmas. This, it is believed, could break the impasse that has been created in Parliament by Brexit. However, as in all things associated with the ‘B’ word, it’s likely that the outcome might result in unintended consequences.Psychologists looking for historical precedent, always a dangerous pursuit, might look to 1974 for indicators of how things may turn out. In 1974 there were two elections, in February and October, neither of which resulted in majorities. The first election, on 28thFebruary, had been called by incumbent Prime Minister Conservative Edward Heath who was beset by economic of inflation running at 20%, a trade (current account) deficit for the previous month of £383 million, the largest in history to that point and ongoing industrial relations problems including another miners’ strike.

Item Type: Other
Date: 29 October 2019
Uncontrolled Keywords: BREXIT, DR STEVEN MCCABE, ELECTION, GENERAL ELECTION, GOVERNMENT, PARLIAMENT, POLITICS, STEVE MCCABE, STEVEN MCCABE, UK ELECTIONS, UK GOVERNMENT, UK PARLIAMENT, UK POLITICS
Subjects: L200 Politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Professional Services > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Poppy Surplice
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2020 11:42
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2020 11:42
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10539

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