June 8, 2014

Everyone Loses in UK Election

Mark Gilbert, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

Asked to summarize the mood after last year's round of U.K. political party conferences, Bloomberg's Westminster correspondent Rob Hutton said: "They all think they're going to lose the next election." Judging by the results of a by-election yesterday this collective pessimism, illogical as it may seem, was well-founded.

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