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Brexit shows how a tiny party can have big consequences


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?”
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