Latest Issue

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 some…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect