For the foremost half yank, politics exists in its own bubble with its own preoccupations. however each currently then one thing that happens in an exceedingly foreign country intrudes. And pokes its nose in. Big time.
The twelve December 2019 GB election could be such a flash for the United States party – even as British politics obligatory itself on the United States presidential election on twenty-three June 2016, once folks|the British|Brits|nation|land|country|a people} people voted for Brexit. coincidently, Donald Trump arrived in European country the subsequent day (not the day before as he has repeatedly claimed) and what folks|the British|Brits|nation|land|country|a people} people had simply done was a galvanizing moment in his campaign, a lightweight bulb moment, as he ready to face the yank folks 5 months later.
So what ought to Democrats learn from the misery that befell the political party last Thursday night? And additional significantly will they afford to own Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren as their candidate and stand an opportunity of defeating Donald Trump in 2020 once the shellacking disbursed to Jeremy Corbyn and his whole of radical, left-of-centre policies?
Does GB election offer clues to Trump’s fortunes?
Let Maine begin in Sedgefield in County Durham, associate degree previous mining body, whose pits enclosed the Nineteen Seventies and Nineteen Eighties. it’s a mostly white, class space. it’s been rock-solid Labour since the dinosaurs roamed the world. it’s not in contrast to any range of cities you may notice within the Appalachian Mountains in Pennsylvania.
I’ve spent a small amount of your time there from after I was writing a protracted forgotten chronicle of statesman within the mid-1990s through to once he became prime minister. In the village of Trimdon is the Labour Club. The last time I used to be there, statesman was actuation the winning numbers go into the raffle: main prize a turkey (plucked), second prize a pound of sausages. The folks I met there have been tight, hard-working, straight-talking – and tiny “c” conservative. that they had chosen statesman as their candidate for the 1983 election as a result of he wasn’t on the “loony left” wing of the party, as his election agent explained to Maine over a pint within the Dun Cow hostel within the body.
I according to the near leisure centre in 2005 once statesman won the seat for Labour with a large majority, and won his third sequential election. The folks of Sedgefield had delivered him a majority of over eighteen,000 and fifty-eight of the vote. No-one else came shut.
But last Thursday night unbelievably, implausibly, ground-shakingly, Sedgefield went Conservative. Sedgefield. Conservative. it’s impressive.