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The 2 main parties in Britain, once famous around the globe for its stable two-party system, are now on just 36%

Brexit, ironically, is making our politics more European

Brexit Party 26% (-)
Lib Dem 22% (+2)
Labour 19% (-1)
Conservatives 17% (-1)
Green 8% (-1)

YouGov Jun 9-10
It is tempting to view the fragmentation of British politics solely and simply through the lens of Brexit. This is wrong.

Fragmentation has been a long time coming, with rising support for challengers, rising volatility & declining partisan loyalty visible for many years
Brexit & fallout clearly exacerbating deeper trends, adding another layer onto a cake that was already pretty volatile; rise of SNP in Scotland; rise of UKIP in England; surprise Conservative majority in 2015; rise of Corbyn, all of which preceded 2016 vote for Brexit
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