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Brexit shows how a tiny party can have big consequences

Nigel Farage’s pro-Brexit parties forced the much bigger Conservative Party to live up to its rhetoric. 


Professor of Politics, Professor Tim Bale wrote an article for Washington Post on the Brexit Party.

He writes: “Brexit provides perhaps the most striking illustration yet of populist radical right parties — first the UK Independence Party and then its effective successor the Brexit Party — wielding, and indeed effectively achieving, power without winning office. These parties have ensured their pet issue — Britain’s membership of the European Union — is now the major dividing line in British politics. How did this happen?”

Read the full article here. 



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