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June 14, 2017
Can the UK Conservatives get a majority?
It's obvious that P.M. Theresa May miscalculated when she called for new elections. She was hoping to add a few more seats but ended up losing the majority. Nevertheless, the conservatives still have the upper hand in U.K. politics no matter how much the media keep saying that Mr. Corbyn of the left is the winner. How can a man be called a winner when he loses the popular vote by 6 points, 48-42%? So what happened in the U.K.? Let me suggest two things. Don't watch CNN, and read this wonderful explanation from Barry Casselman: In sheer numbers, the Tories won 319 seats (plus or minus 1),Labour, led by Jeremy Corbyn, won 261, and other parties won about 70 seats between them. Technically, a majority is 326, but since the 7 Sinn Fein (Northern Ireland) elected members do not attend, a majority is in reality 322. Since the 10 Union Party members elected from Northern Ireland traditionally support the Tory...(Read Full Post)