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Professor Tim Bale, Taxes and foxes: why certain issues have the power to turn a political campaign


Campaigners in future elections can learn a lot from the issues that scuppered the Theresa May’s bid for a majority, writes Professor Tim Bale.“None of us knows whether predictions are still worth making in such volatile times. But if they are, and if we’re thinking about the issues that could turn an election or a referendum campaign, then we should surely keep our eyes peeled and our ears cocked for proposals that are not only tangible and/or emotive enough tocut through the media fog, but which also speak volumes (or can be made to speak volumes) about those advocating or opposing them,” he says.
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