Patrick O’Flynn Patrick O’Flynn

Has Brexit already destroyed Labour’s chances?

Keir Starmer speaks at a People's Vote rally in 2019 (Photo: Getty)

Part of the soap opera appeal of politics comes from the idea that it is a competitive sport based on fine margins – with a result that will be determined by the relative performances of the teams and their captains.

Under the British first-past-the-post system two major parties slug it out in an epic tussle across hundreds of seats and then one of them wins.

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