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Why the UK is moving left, going against the grain of Europe



The Channel as a mirror. The French and British go to the polls a few days apart, at the end of June and the beginning of July. Their leaders, Emmanuel Macron and Rishi Sunak, took the same decision, as unexpected as it was misunderstood: the calling of early legislative elections in the midst of headwinds. A rout in the Europeans for one, calamitous voting intentions for the other. But the trajectories taken by the two countries look radically different.

“When the UK moves left, Europe moves right” summarized the left-wing weekly New Statesman following the European elections. In France, polls announce unprecedented progress by the National Rally (RN) in the Assembly. “These elections are seismic for the country but also for the United Kingdom, asserts the information site Reaction. Here, the Labor leader intends to strengthen ties with France and the EU once elected. Better that he does it in three days, between July 4 (date of the election in the United Kingdom) and July 7 (second round in France), because after…”

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