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Britain’s Make-or-Break Election

The United Kingdom’s diminishing economic prospects and the ruling Conservative Party’s dismal track record will likely dominate the political debate in the run-up to the general election on July 4. While the Tories are likely to lose power, cleaning up the mess they have left will require honest and courageous leadership.

LONDON – One would hope that the run-up to the United Kingdom’s general election on July 4 would feature not just weeks of political insults, dubious statistics, and empty promises but also a serious discussion about the country’s current state. While such a discussion is unlikely to make British voters more optimistic, it could help pull the UK out of its current doom loop.