UK election analysis: A fragile landslide

Press quote (Euronews)
05 July 2024

“It is a shocking result, and I can't recall anything so similar in British history that one party does so well in terms of seats having not won very many votes,” Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform, told Euronews.

Labour's majority is built on very shallow foundations as a result, according to Grant and “can easily be washed away by the next storm that hits the UK”.

Farage has said he’s coming for Labour voters next. “I think it may well be that in the long run, the sort of problems of the far right that France and Germany have to deal with may spread to the UK,” Grant said.