Brendan Keenan: Public sector anger has led to Trump-like rejection of elite
Published 24/11/2016 | 02:30
COULD it happen here? That was the question after the Brexit vote and, especially, the Trump victory. To which the answer might be: it already has. Like Tolstoy on marriages, every country shows its unhappiness in its own way.
The United States is effectively a two-horse race for the presidency, and anything can happen in a two-horse race.
In Britain, the horses have to be "first-past-the-post," which is normal in horse races but peculiar in elections. It is reckoned that, under a PR system, the right-wing UKIP would have won 83 seats in the last poll. Instead, it got one.