School of Politics and International Relations

Forty years ago, Thatcherism swept Britain. Could our new parties repeat the trick?

29 April 2019

The Brexit party and Change UK could learn from political insurgencies that are gatecrashing governments the world over, according to Professor Tim Bale in The Observer. “If Brexit continues to blow apart traditional political identities, and if the poor handling of the issue by both main parties continues to alienate even the kernel of their core support, we may well find the UK’s political system is rather less resistant than many imagine to the shock of the new,” he writes.