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As Europe turns right, UK voters reject Conservative populism

The centre-left Labour Party's crushing victory in the British election stands in stark contrast to recent gains by the far right across Europe. But the party's triumph was not so much a rejection of populism by voters, but rather an echo of the same disenchantment with their political leaders. Keir Starmer swept to power on Friday winning a large parliamentary majority and condemning Rishi Sunak's Conservative Party to its worst defeat in history. The victory comes days after Marine Le Pen's...

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