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UK Council election is not my cup of tea ;)

I did take a look at the results in the first decade where the Conservatives made overwhelming gains vs Labour with leaders Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. UKIP did briefly upset some results later, but the local elections also have a very low turn-out.

The local elections for councillors should not be a measure of nationwide politics and policies. Often the themes like Brexit will trump local issues ... will the voter go to the polling booth or just stay away from frustration?

In the US the right-wing influence in the Republican Party grew in State elections and for governorships. The massive gains by Tea Party candidates forced a change in nationwide election campaigns and made the success of a nitwit like Donald Trump possible. Nobody wanted Trump, but now the GOP welcomes his "success" in cutting tax rates for the wealthy and the profits for corporations as the DOW soares to record highs. No one is talking federal debt as the monetary policy keeps the Fed rates at an all-time low.

See my new comment on the Fed nominee Stephen Moore - what a joke! American exceptionalism.

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Fri May 3rd, 2019 at 09:11:44 AM EST

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