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First Brexit. Then Trump. Now Winston.
It has been a year of startling change around the world.
Having recently returned from the UK, I reluctantly get why 52 per cent of the country opted for Brexit, especially in London.
It’s cringe-worthy to think that anti-immigration attitudes are at the heart of the EU exit, but I could see London was not coping with migrants.
It was very sobering to walk along Oxford St and see elderly women begging outside designer stores. There’s also limited places for people to live.
We have recent proof that London does not do residential tower blocks all that well.
If Brexit was a move to the Right, to try and turn back the clock, then Trump’s was a victory against it, just as it was for Winston (I see it more as his win than Jacinda’s). We’re still getting our heads around this abrupt shift to the Centre-Left.
It’s been a lesson in how people will grab at change, and how voting systems can facilitate that, seemingly against all odds.