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We are on the cusp of the greatest recalibration of British politics since the 19th century

The local election disturbance will be followed by a far greater Brexit storm

By Jonathan Lis  

Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/PA Images

British politics quite often feels like an unpleasant hangover, but Labour and the Conservatives will be fully justified in spending today in bed: last night they both got absolutely hammered.

Although, at the time of writing, several council votes remain undeclared, it is clear the local elections delivered a nasty plague on both parties’ houses. The Conservatives are forecast to shed hundreds of seats, while Labour, which was predicted to make significant gains, has actually lost…

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