The political economist, Mark Blyth, had predicted the possibility of Brexit fatigue being the major factor in the run up to yesterday’s vote. Here’s an article he referenced a few weeks before yesterdays historic Labor Party wipe out:
‘In 2016, voter dissatisfaction in the US mid-west, and in large swaths of the central and northern UK, gave rise to an electoral earthquake. First it was the June Brexit referendum, where a narrow majority of UK voters opted to leave the European Union. Five months later, it was Trump's similarly narrow victory.
‘In one case it was a man who served as the hammer that forged an electoral realignment. In the other it was a single-issue vote. But at the heart of both was a conservative populism centred around trade and immigration. This week's UK general election is a key test to see whether 2016 was a sign of a durable political shift in the UK. And, like the 2016 Brexit vote, there will be many in the US watching carefully to see if British politics once again foreshadows events to come in the US.’
The knives are out and Corbyn has already announced plans to step down. It looks as though the north central areas have confirmed they’re position on Brexit and have left the Labor party. One wonders if the same dynamic will be happen here in 2020. Will the impeachment be viewed as an attempt to overturn an election?