Local Politics Goes National In Richmond's Brexit By-Election
6 monthes ago - By Newsweek
British politicians often follow the mantra of the former U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill , “All politics is local,” when they campaign in their constituencies. Party manifestoes become seamlessly interwoven with troublesome housing projects, administrative problems at local hospitals, and the state of the bins.
But a by-election in the south-west London borough of Richmond has turned that wisdom on its head. Here, local politics became national and international.
Triggered when the former Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith stood down over a very local issue-the government backing a third...
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