School of Politics and International Relations

London Bridge attack threatens to recast UK’s 'Brexit election' with focus on terror

1 December 2019

A deadly terror attack struck at the heart of the British capital just weeks before a crucial national election, refocusing the campaign on security issues as voters were set to head to the polls. Quoted in NBC Professor of Politics, Professor Tim Bale said: “Inevitably, an attack like this is going to dictate the agenda for at least a few days. I’m not sure it will permanently knock Brexit, or indeed the NHS, off the headlines, but it's clear both Boris Johnson and to some extent Jeremy Corbyn are determined to not only comment on but potentially capitalise on what’s happened.”
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