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Change is the new normal—welcome to the era of political volatility

In this new era of flux, new leaders and new movements can change things remarkably quickly

By Theo Bertram   January 2018

From the rise of Jeremy Corbyn to Trump and Brexit, it's time to expect the unexpected. Photo: PA

British voters are disloyal. According to the huge British Election Study, perhaps the last respected poll there is, around one in five of those who voted Labour or Conservative in 2015 chose a different party just two years later. And they are capricious: Michael Ashcroft’s research indicates that more than half of those who voted Labour made their decision in the last month, and more than a quarter in the last…

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