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Uncertainty is the new normal for Westminster

British politics could enter a new era in which multi-party administrations and government defeats become the norm

By Peter Kellner  

What does Nigel Farage have in common with Jimmy Stewart? © AP/AP/Press Association Images

YouGov’s latest voting intention figures contain three records: the lowest Labour share since just after the 2010 general election (32 per cent), the lowest combined Labour plus Conservative share of this parliament (63 per cent) and the highest share for the Greens (7 per cent). Ukip, at 18 per cent, falls only just short of its record, set earlier this week, of 19…

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