The balance of forces in Parliament means that any number of outcomes is possible (see Britain section).But none of them will be the “strong and stable” government that Mrs. May said the country needed when she called the vote.The talk back then was of a Conservative majority of over 100 MPs.The best case for the Tories today is a wafer-thin majority under a prime minister whose authority may never recover.Labour’s only hope of forming a government would be through a gravity-defying deal with other parties. Another election—Britain’s fourth national poll in little more than two years—may be on the way.Whoever becomes prime minister will very soon have to grapple with three crises.First is the chronic instability that has taken hold of Britain’s politics, and which will be hard to suppress.This week’s poll reveals a divided country—between outward- and inward-looking voters, young and old, the cosmopolitan cities and the rest, nationalists and unionists.
Whereas in 2016 the economy defied the Brexit referendum to grow at the fastest pace in the G7, in the first quarter of this year it was the slowest.Unemployment is at its lowest in decades, but with inflation at a three-year high and rising, real wages are falling.Tax revenues and growth will suffer as inward investment falls and net migration of skilled Europeans tails off.Voters are blissfully unaware of the coming crunch.Just when they have signalled at the ballot box that they have had enough of austerity, they are about to face even harder times.
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